Monday, July 27, 2015

The Hunger Games MOCKINGJAY Part 2 Opens in Theaters November 20th: New Trailer

The Hunger Games MockingJay Part 2 opens in theaters across the nation on November 20, 2015!  This will come out just in time to for my birthday and you can bet I will be first in line to celebrate it.  After receiving high praise at this year's Comic-Con, the full trailer is now available (below)!  Are you excited for the last movie of this series?!

Sunday, July 26, 2015

Disney Pixar's The Good Dinosaur Opens November 25th: New Trailer

Disney Pixar is at it again with The Good Dinosaur, which opens in theaters November 25th.  With the popularity of Dinosaur movies lately, I am looking forward to one the kids can enjoy!  Coming out this November, a great Thanksgiving Day flick, it is looks super cute and we will surely be there!  Take a look at the trailer below:

Friday, July 24, 2015

Pixels Movie Review: Opens in Theaters Today July 24th

PIXELS is yet another Adam Sandler vehicle penned by pal Tim Herlihy that waxes nostalgic about the 1980’s.  This time around the focus is on classic video games from the arcade era.  Sam Brenner (Sandler) and his buddy Will Cooper (Kevin James) ride their bikes up to the town’s brand new video arcade and sink dozens of quarters into the golden hits of the time including Pac-Man, Centipede, Defender, Asteroids, & Donkey Kong.  Soon they realize Sam has a gift for following the patterns and racking up all the high scores in the arcade.  Will decides that Sam should enter the big video game championship hosted by Dan Akroyd in cameo.  This is where Sam meets his rival, Eddie Plant (Peter Dinklage) or as he would prefer, “The Fireblaster!”   They also meet Ludlow Lamonsoff (Josh Gad), a younger boy without any friends who is just a bit eccentric.  The whole contest is going to be video-taped and sent in a rocket to space among other things in the hope that aliens may find it one day as a time capsule of what Earth life was like circa 1982. Sam is able to best Eddie at just about every game except Donkey Kong, and winds up in second place.

Shaun the Sheep Opens in Theaters August 5th: Win 4 tickets to Sneak Peek in St. Louis on August 1st #ShauntheSheep

Shaun the Sheep is opening nationwide August 5th!  The creators of Chicken Little and Wallace & Gromit are back at it again with this sure to be hit.  The claymation film is already receiving great reviews and I can not wait to take the kids.  They have been begging me to see it!

Interview with Kenny Ortega: Director of Disney's Descendants #DisneyDescendants #DescendantsEvent #AntManEvent

Disney's Descendants premieres on the Disney Channel July 31st at 8PM.  Last month while in LA, I had the opportunity to screen the movie (review to come) and interview Director Kenny Ortega.  Now if you don't know much about Mr. Ortega you should check him out, his resume is quite impressive!  Not only has he directed some fantastic films such as Newsies, Hocus Pocus and the High School Musical's; he's also well known for his choreographic work.  He's worked as a Choregrapher on films Xanadu, Dirty Dancing, Ferris Buellers Day Off and Michael Jackson's 2009 documentary This Is It, to name a few. What an extraordinary talent, I wasn't sure what to expect when meeting him.  Frankly, I expected him to moonwalk into the room and then take Baby out the corner and dance to "The Time of My Life."  Or maybe that was my hope.  And maybe I was "Baby".

Wednesday, July 22, 2015

The Awful Truth of Insomnia: 5 Scary Side Effects

I participated in an Ambassador program on behalf of Influence Central for Pernix Therapeutics. I received a promotional item to thank me for my participation.

Everyone around me knows when 9 PM hits, I am ready for bed.  I've always believed in the saying "early to bed, early to rise..." but I then wonder, why aren't I "healthy, wealthy and wise"?  Maybe it's because, although I fall asleep early, I have a terrible time staying asleep.  Seriously, I wake up during the night at least 5 times and each morning I feel as tired as I did the night before.  It has become such a problem, my husband now sleeps in a different bedroom because my insomnia disturbs his sleep.

  It's frustrating lying in bed as the clock ticks by, knowing I have to be up in a few hours but I can't sleep.  I usually give up on my attempts and turn the TV on.  Maybe if I watch a really boring show, I will fall asleep?  It never works but at least I'm not staring at the time any longer.  And then it happens, I fall asleep for what seems like minutes, only to be awakened by the alarm clock.  Nooooo!!  This lack of sleep is not only frustrating but it's comes with some alarming side effects.

Five Possible Side Effects of Insomnia

Most Epic Cover Letter Ever: HBO Cover Letter for Social Media Job Opening #HireMeHBO

 (Full Letter Below)
The Mother of all Social Media jobs, working for HBO, has a job opening and I applied for fun.  I say "for fun" because what are the chances of getting noticed by such a huge company?  I'm sure HBO's desks are stacked mountain high with "highly qualified" resumes, such as myself, and it's very possible I will be lost in the shuffle.  While I believe I was made for this position, how do I convey this to HBO?  Helloooo, this is social media we are talking about and what makes one an expert in this "world of social media"?  To stand out, to be seen, to get noticed!!  And how exactly am I going to achieve this task??  For starters, I am going to submit my resume with a banging cover letter (full letter below) and then I am going to plaster it all over social media!  So, who's with me??  Spread it around at #HireMeHBO!  You never know...