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Lightning McQueen is back in Disney/Pixar’s Cars 3

| June 20, 2017 | 10 Comments
Lightning McQueen is back in Disney/Pixar’s Cars 3

 In Cars 3, Lightning McQueen is up against a new breed of technologically advanced race car. Will he beat the odds and these faster rookie racers?   Synopsis Lightning is in an unusual situation, he is no longer the fastest car on the track. The newest race cars, lead by Storm, are faster and better […]

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Beauty and the Beast Movie, is it Child Friendly?

| March 20, 2017 | 12 Comments
Beauty and the Beast Movie, is it Child Friendly?

This has been discussed multiple times in our household. My wife and I have both enjoyed the original Beauty and the Beast Movie since it first came out in 1991. As soon as we heard that they were doing a live-action version and that it would star Emma Watson, we agreed to see it in […]

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A Ladies’ Night to Remember with #BadMoms ~ Movie Review!

| August 3, 2016 | 4 Comments
A Ladies’ Night to Remember with #BadMoms ~ Movie Review!

What is a “bad mom?” There are so many different parenting styles, it really hard to judge what makes a good mom from a bad one. The makers of The Hangover series decided to tackle this theme in their film Bad Moms. I was lucky enough to have had the opportunity to have attended a […]

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Kung Fu Panda 3 Movie Review

| February 9, 2016 | 2 Comments
Kung Fu Panda 3 Movie Review

  Kung Fu Panda 3 is directed by Jennifer Yuh and Alessandro Carloni, and the voice cast stars Jack Black, Angelina Jolie, Dustin Hoffman, Bryan Cranston, J.K. Simmons, Seth Rogen, David Cross, Jackie Chan and Lucy Liu. It follows the continuing adventures of Po, voiced by Black, who is an unassuming hero. Po and his […]

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Getting Animated at the 2014 Ottawa International Animation Festival

| October 9, 2014 | 17 Comments
Getting Animated at the 2014 Ottawa International Animation Festival

The animation world descended upon Ottawa September 17-21, 2014 for the 20th edition of the Ottawa International Animation Festival (OIAF). This festival showcases the best, the up and coming and the brightest in animation from all over the world. The OIAF also honours studios that have made significant contributions to the field of animation. This […]

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The Goldbergs: Season 1 on DVD!

| September 18, 2014 | 18 Comments
The Goldbergs: Season 1 on DVD!

Go find your leg warmers, your scratch n’ sniff stickers, your Rubik’s Cube, and then hop into your Delorean! The  first season of the 80s sitcom, The Goldbergs:  is now on DVD, and you will be laughing as you travel back in time! The Goldbergs is about Adam Goldberg (Sean Giambrone), an 11 year-old kid […]

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Sing, Dance and Learn With Disney Junior’s Sofia the First: The Enchanted Feast on DVD!

| August 7, 2014 | 17 Comments
Sing, Dance and Learn With Disney Junior’s Sofia the First: The Enchanted Feast on DVD!

Watch as Sofia, a girl who became a princess overnight, learns what being royalty is all about! Sofia also learns many life lessons along the way in this compilation of episodes of Disney Junior’s Sofia the First: The Enchanted Feast! In The Enchanted Feast, Sofia learns how to trust her instincts when she meets Sascha […]

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Disney Frozen Movie Review

| February 13, 2014
Disney Frozen Movie Review

OK, so I’m going to do something a little different in this post. I’m going to review the latest Disney movie Frozen. I don’t know about you, but sometimes I find it hard to find shows or movies for the family that don’t make me want to pull my hair out. Now, I’m a die-hard […]

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Disney Junior’s Mickey Mouse Clubhouse: Minnie-rella Review

| February 11, 2014 | 11 Comments
Disney Junior’s Mickey Mouse Clubhouse: Minnie-rella Review

Join Minnie and the rest of the Mickey Mouse Clubhouse members in a fairytale adventure as she becomes Minnie-rella! In this episode of Disney Junior’s Mickey Mouse Clubhouse, Mickey and his friends distract Minnie with chores so she is unaware of the special gift they want to give her.  Minnie falls asleep while doing all […]

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Review: “Monsters University” – Don’t be Afraid to Buy It!

| October 24, 2013 | 4 Comments
Review: “Monsters University” – Don’t be Afraid to Buy It!

I have been waiting for the sequel (or in the case of Monsters University, the prequel) to Monster’s Inc. since before Finding Nemo was a twinkle in Disney Pixar’s imagination. As with all sequels, I had my doubts that it would live up to my expectations, but with the success of Toy Story 2 in […]

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Oz The Great and Powerful Movie Review

| July 24, 2013 | 5 Comments
Oz The Great and Powerful Movie Review

  The movie starts in Kansas in 1905 at a Circus.  Oz, also know as Oscar, is introduced as a circus magician and a seducer to a beautiful assistant and many before her.  He is a more of a fraud and a charlatan than the Great Powerful OZ. He doesn’t want to settle down and […]

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The Movie Magic Has Left the Building

| July 17, 2013 | 3 Comments
The Movie Magic Has Left the Building

  Movies. I love them. There’s something magic about going to the movies. It’s a great escape. It’s a night out complete with treats like buttered popcorn, sodas too big to hold in one hand, pretzels and now froyo (yeah, froyo as in frozen yogurt). You can even get a deal if you go at […]

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DESPICABLE ME 2 Movie Review

| July 11, 2013 | 6 Comments
DESPICABLE ME 2 Movie Review

Having you seen this movie yet?  May I resume the story, just enough to arouse your curiosity but not enough to spoil the plot.  First, you will laugh, love the action pack moments, feel sorry at some point for the parent having to deal with 3 young girls, actually, I am wrong here, you will […]

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Littlest Pet Shop: Sweetest Pets DVD – A Review

| May 30, 2013 | 4 Comments
Littlest Pet Shop: Sweetest Pets DVD – A Review

When my husband and I decided to drive to Florida this past spring one of the things that kept us sane during the two and a half day road trip was the Littlest Pet Shop app on our iPad and a Littlest Pet Shop DVD. Littlest Pet Shop is great for children who love pets. […]

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The Croods – Family Movie Review

| March 21, 2013 | 6 Comments
The Croods – Family Movie Review

Dreamworks is promising laughter of prehistoric proportions with it’s latest animation, The Croods, which lands in theatres Friday, March 22, 2013. I was lucky enough to MC the exclusive Majic 100 Ottawa screening of ‘The Croods’ with my two daughters at a theatre packed with an eclectic mix of viewers. While there were many families […]

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Life of Pi

| February 28, 2013 | 7 Comments
Life of Pi

Have you seen this movie?  May I recommend it to you and your family.   A young child will probably not understand the profound meaning of this movie, but an older one will certainly do.  This may lead to a family discussion about what life is about – a journey full of adventures – seeking […]

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“Everything Starts With One”

| February 20, 2013 | 4 Comments
“Everything Starts With One”

When I was asked to review the documentary Bully I was curious about the content, having heard so much about this documentary film that was struggling its way to its targeted audience, our youth. There was a battle and ensuing controversy around the film’s rating and it almost didn’t escape an R rating. This would have […]

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Mommy Movie Escape!

| February 1, 2013 | 8 Comments
Mommy Movie Escape!

Here in Ottawa you could say we are ‘experiencing’ winter. I wish my experience would just expire already. You know, like a theme park pass or a concert ticket. Advertise the event. Experience the event. Talk about the event. The event ends! I like this a lot. It’s organized, there’s a clear time expectation and […]

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