29 May 2016

She's Been Gone Too Long? Alice #ThroughTheLookingGlass #MovieReview

Out of all the movies I have seen this summer - I would see this one again!!

I was surprised how much I liked it! Yes, it's true! I loved the movie "Alice through The Looking Glass." It was the follow up hit to the first Alice live action movie from Disney. No, I wasn't a big fan but I wanted to give the second one a chance. And here's my thoughts -- 

One thing I loved was the story was very funny, interesting and had lots of bravery. Know that when you believe in something or some one it's the strongest love there is. When Alice comes back to Wonderland after a bit of a tiff with her mum and townsfolk - she is left with the decision to do what she believes is right or give in to the pressure of what others perceive as is right for her. I will not give away too much if I can help it. 

At the beginning of the movie we find Alice as a ship's captain of her father's boat and she is great at it. A very fitting role model for young women, she inspired me from the beginning scene of out getting away from pirates because of her intuition, smarts and bravery. 

It is because of her never ending love for Wonderland and the friends she made there, that she is summoned back to help The Hatter. He is in need and she is the only one who can help. On this adventure to help The Mad Hatter she is tested. Her strong friendship with him from the last film is what guides her on a bizarro adventure to save him and a whole lot more. Johnny Depp is exquisite as The Hatter and Mia Wasikowska is a perfect Alice. If I imagine her in real life it's Mia. LOL. All the familiar characters are back - White Queen, Red Queen, Cheshire Cat, Tweddle Dee/Dumb. We also get some background into the 2 Queens childhood and why they are the way they are. You Know Red Queen's famous "Off With Their Heads" there's a reason she is the way she is. 

I thought the character of TIME - yes, as a person is perfect. He is funny, serious and well not too bad a villain. I loved this character so much and Sacha Baron Cohen is awesome as this character.  The thing we learn in this film that I think is a great takeaway, Is that we cannot change the past no matter how much we want to, or even in this movie, try to. Rather we must learn from it. We must persevere and no matter who or why someone says we can't do something or even shouldn't do it - learn by Alice's example and say "the hell with it", I'm going to do it! I loved that message in this movie. She is inspiring, as is this movie, go see it.

Thanks to Walt Disney Studios for having me at the screening. Loved it! 

25 May 2016

#BeautyAndTheBeast - Over 9 Million Views

This is great but I want more - The first sneak peek at Disney’s upcoming live-action re-telling of BEAUTY AND THE BEAST. The animated classic is refashion with all the iconic characters and musical numbers. 

Starring Emma Watson, Dan Stevens, Luke Evans, Kevin Kline, Josh Gad, Ewan McGregor, Stanley Tucci, Ian McKellen and Emma Thompson. BEAUTY AND THE BEAST opens 3/17/17 :-) 

22 May 2016

Win #VIP Seats to New TMNT 2 Movie #Giveaway


The New TMNT - OUT OF THE SHADOWS movie coming out on June 3rd, I wanted to celebrate it with a BIG VIP Giveaway! 
  • Each of the 2 winners will receive a family prize pack including t-shirts, beanies, masks, mini posters and VIP seating to our promo screening June 1st!
Contest Starts 5/23/16 to 5/25/16 Midnight EST Movie Info! Michelangelo, Donatello, Leonardo, and Raphael return to theaters this summer to battle bigger, badder villains, alongsideApril O’Neil (Megan Fox), Vern Fenwick (Will Arnett), and a newcomer: the hockey-masked vigilante Casey Jones (Stephen Amell). After supervillain Shredder escapes custody, he joins forces with mad scientist Baxter Stockman (Tyler Perry) and two dimwitted henchmen, Bebop (Gary Anthony Williams) and Rocksteady (WWE Superstar Stephen “Sheamus” Farrelly), to unleash a diabolical plan to take over the world. As the Turtles prepare to take on Shredder and his new crew, they find themselves facing an even greater evil with similar intentions: the notorious Krang.
Thanks and Good Luck!! 

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  • Two winners will be chosen by Raffelcopter and entries will be verified. 
  • The winners will be chosen by random number generator via Rafflecopter after verification of entries and notified by email. The number of eligible entries received determine the odds of winning.
  • The Winner will be notified by E-mail and must respond within 24 hrs to claim prize.

  • Giveaway open to US residents only - 18 years old and Up 
  • No Purchase is necessary 
  • Each of the 2 winners will receive a family prize pack including t-shirts, beanies, masks, mini posters and VIP seating to our promo screening June 1st!

17 May 2016

Queen of Katwe - Inspiring...Powerful & Moving #DisneyMovie

QUEEN OF KATWE, the vibrant true story of a young girl from the streets of rural Uganda whose world rapidly changes when she is introduced to the game of chess. 

Disney’s “Queen of Katwe” will open in U.S. theaters on September 23, 2016.

movie notes!

“Queen of Katwe” is the colorful true story of a young girl selling corn on the streets of rural Uganda whose world rapidly changes when she is introduced to the game of chess, and, as a result of the support she receives from her family and community, is instilled with the confidence and determination she needs to pursue her dream of becoming an international chess champion.

For 10-year-old Phiona Mutesi (Nalwanga) and her family, life in the impoverished slum of Katwe in Kampala, Uganda, is a constant struggle. Her mother, Harriet (Nyong’o), is fiercely determined to take care of her family and works tirelessly selling vegetables in the market to make sure her children are fed and have a roof over their heads. When Phiona meets Robert Katende (Oyelowo), a soccer player turned missionary who teaches local children chess, she is captivated. Chess requires a good deal of concentration, strategic thinking and risk taking, all skills which are applicable in everyday life, and Katende hopes to empower youth with the game. Phiona is impressed by the intelligence and wit the game requires and immediately shows potential. Recognizing Phiona’s natural aptitude for chess and the fighting spirit she’s inherited from her mother, Katende begins to mentor her, but Harriet is reluctant to provide any encouragement, not wanting to see her daughter disappointed. As Phiona begins to succeed in local chess competitions, Katende teaches her to read and write in order to pursue schooling. She quickly advances through the ranks in tournaments, but breaks away from her family to focus on her own life. Her mother eventually realizes that Phiona has a chance to excel and teams up with Katende to help her fulfill her extraordinary potential, escape a life of poverty and save her family. 

Thanks and Be Well :-) 

15 May 2016

Clip & Pics 4 Alice Through The Looking Glass "Meet Young Hatter" - Enjoy :-)

Can't Wait to see this movie next week!! Enjoy :-)

ALICE THROUGH THE LOOKING GLASS opens in theaters everywhere on May 27th!


Like ALICE THROUGH THE LOOKING GLASS on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/DisneyAlice

Follow ALICE THROUGH THE LOOKING GLASS on Instagram: https://instagram.com/DisneyAlice

Follow Walt Disney Studios on Twitter: https://twitter.com/disneystudios

Visit the official ALICE THROUGH THE LOOKING GLASS site here: http://movies.disney.com/alice-through-the-looking-glass

See ya later 

12 May 2016

Are You Thinking About Visiting #Orlando Soon? FREE NIGHT STAY AT HYATT REGENCY GRAND CYPRESS

I have some really great travel news! If you are coming to Orlando and would love to have a great stay and some delicious food then look no further. I have personally dined at the LakeHouse (Sushi to die for) and it's awesome. The resort is beautiful - you and your family will love it. Read on for all the details for a grand summer. 

Book your summer vacation at Orlando’s original upscale resort and receive a free night with the Sunshine on Sale special offer at Hyatt Regency Grand Cypress. 
Guests can enjoy the #SunshineOnSale special offer with a night free valid June 1 through August 31, 2016.  Stay a minimum of four consecutive nights and receive the fifth night free, plus a $50 resort credit per stay to use toward resort food and beverage purchases. 
Rates start at $179 for deluxe accommodations, based on availability, plus tax and resort fee. Use offer code: ESCAPE at www.grandcypress.hyatt.regency.com for reservations.

 more info below!! 

MAKO SURFACING JUNE 10 AT SEAWORLD ORLANDO Orlando’s Tallest, Fastest and Longest Coaster To Be The Centerpiece Of All-New Shark Wreck Reef

New pics of the upcoming thriller that is sure to take #Orlando by the Teeth. See for yourself how fierce Mako Is Going 2 Be! Check out the Video below!! Will you go for a ride it? Looks Scary - Mako :-) 

#Orlando’s tallest, fastest and longest roller coaster will surface at SeaWorld on June 10 and will be the centerpiece of Shark Wreck Reef - a newly designed realm that blends education and thrills, while immersing guests in an underwater world.

The two-acre realm will be fully shark themed and include Mako, Shark Encounter, Sharks Underwater Grill, shops, shark and shipwreck theming and educational experiences featuring sharks.

Shark Wreck Reef is designed to make guests feel theyre underwater and part of the group of sharks that have taken over a shipwrecked reef.

Inside the realm, guests will learn about the impact humans are having on sharks and why these animals are critical to the environment. Sharks are hunted for their fins — considered a delicacy in certain countries — and in addition, tens of thousands are caught accidentally in nets. Several species of sharks are on the verge of extinction.

11 May 2016

#D23 News ~ Unlocking The Gates TO SHANGHAI DISNEY RESORT



Beginning - On June 16, Disney will officially open Shanghai Disney Resort, and Disney twenty-three is giving fans an advance peek at this breathtaking one-of-a-kind destination. From its opening pages, with a welcome from Disney Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Bob Iger, to the back cover, featuring a map of the park in Chinese, the issue is packed with exciting details about this new resort that celebrates everything guests love about Disney, while honoring China’s distinct cultural heritage. 

The Mad Hatter Surprise - Now This Is Magical #Disneyland


He is one of my favorite actors. This was filmed live at Disneyland, and Ffrom somewhere in Wonderland, Johnny Depp brought a little surprise madness to some unsuspecting fans at Disneyland. See Johnny Depp return (as the Mad Hatter) in Disney’s ALICE THROUGH THE LOOKING GLASS opening in theaters everywhere on May 27th!! Watch this amazing clip, boy I wish I was at Disneyland when this was going on... 

Like ALICE THROUGH THE LOOKING GLASS on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/DisneyAlice

Follow ALICE THROUGH THE LOOKING GLASS on Instagram: https://instagram.com/DisneyAlice

Follow Walt Disney Studios on Twitter: https://twitter.com/disneystudios

Visit the official ALICE THROUGH THE LOOKING GLASS site here: http://movies.disney.com/alice-through-the-looking-glass

ALICE THROUGH THE LOOKING GLASS opens in theaters everywhere on May 27th!

Thanks and Be Well... 

06 May 2016

3 Brand New Upcoming Movie Images - Plus Illumination New Movie Announcements

Movie News! 
Illumination Entertainment founder and CEO Chris Meledandri announced new castings for two of 2017’s most highly anticipated films.  In addition, Meledandri announced the first in-theater Minions short film, Mower Minions, which will debut with Illumination’s The Secret Life of Pets, opening in theaters on July 8, 2016.  

Benedict Cumberbatch voices the title role of The Grinch in the newly imagined version of the enduring holiday classic.  Dr. Seuss’ How the Grinch Stole Christmas will be released on November 10, 2017. 

Emmy, Tony and Grammy Award winner Trey Parker, co-creator of Comedy Central’s global phenomenon South Park and the Broadway smash The Book of Mormon, has joined Despicable Me 3 to voice the role of villain Balthazar Bratt, a former child star who’s grown up to become obsessed with the character he played in the ’80s.  He proves to be Gru’s most formidable nemesis to date.  The team who brought you Despicable Me and the biggest animated hits of 2013 and 2015, Despicable Me and Minions, returns to continue the adventures of Gru, Lucy, their adorable daughters—Margo, Edith and Agnes—and the Minions. Set for release in theaters on June 30, 2017.  

Mower Minions—a never-before-seen short film starring the Minions—will debut with Illumination and Universal’s new film, The Secret Life of Pets, when it arrives in theaters domestically on July 8, 2016, and also all around the world.  Correlating to the format in which The Secret Life of Pets is showing in specific theaters, Mower Minions will be available in both 3D and 2D. 

It’s been a year since Minions appeared on movie screens, and will be another year until they show up in Despicable Me 3 next summer.  Fans are always asking us for more content with the Minions, so the timing felt right for them to star in an all-new short film right before audiences experience Illumination’s newest original film, The Secret Life of Pets,” said Meledandri.  

Thanks and Enjoy!!

02 May 2016

How About Some Firecracker Shrimp and a Pineapple Chili Margarita ~New Spring Menu #MarlowsTavern

Welcome! I have some really great and delicious Food News to Share... Plus Amazing pics and info on the delicious adult beverages too.

One of my favorite restaurants is debuting a Spring Menu that is sure to delight, check out the details on the new food and drinks...

Orlando’s Favorite Neighborhood Tavern Offers Lighter Fare Fit for Patio Season

Marlow’s Tavern has added seasonal, chef-driven fare to the menu featuring new seafood dishes. All three Marlow’s Tavern locations in Central Florida offer the new spring/summer menu filled with affordable, gourmet items made with the freshest ingredients just in time for patio weather.    

New seafood dishes include:
·        AB Style” Firecracker Shrimp: tempura fried shrimp, red bell peppers, pepperoncini, sweet chili and cracklin’ spicy sauce
·        Pan Seared Crusted Barramundi: quinoa “fried rice” with edamame, baby carrots, Napa cabbage, ginger, scallion, lemon and sesame soy glaze
·        Chipotle Lime Glazed Grilled Atlantic Salmon: hominy hash with sweet yellow corn, green beans, tomato and fresh cilantro with charred poblano sauce and crispy corn tortilla 

“As the season changes, guests look for lighter meal options and patio dining,” says John C. Metz, executive chef and co-founder of Marlow’s Tavern. “The new spring/summer menu features more fresh seafood selections to give guests the opportunity to indulge in a quality, healthful meal within a comfortable and friendly neighborhood setting.”

Here are the new adult beverages, ready for you to enjoy.  
These new ‘soon to be classic’ handcrafted cocktails are perfect on a Hot Spring Night here in Central Florida.
·        The Old Skinner: Old Forester Signature 100 Proof, Benedictine Dom, fresh grapefruit, honey, Regans #6, on the rocks.

·        Pineapple Chili Margarita: Herradura Reposado Tequila, Ancho Reyes, fresh lime, pineapple, 18.21 Japanese Chili and Lime Bitters, shaken chilly over the rocks.

·        Watermelon Agua Fresca: St. George Green Chili Vodka, fresh watermelon, fresh lime and splash of soda

Looks refreshing and delicious!! Try All 3.

 In addition to seafood selections, Marlow’s Tavern adds new entrees such as the Banh Mi Chicken Wrap and Crispy Chicken Milanese to the menu. Guests can satisfy their sweet tooth with a decadent dessert including Marlow’s Tavern’s House-Made New York Style Cheesecake with peanut butter, milk chocolate and salted caramel on a pretzel crust.

THE ULTIMATE DISNEY FAN EVENT continues in 2017 #D23Expo In California


Advance Tickets on Sale July 14, 2016, for the Biggest Disney Fan Event Ever for D23 Expo 2017 will go on sale at D23Expo.com beginning July 14, 2016. D23 Members will receive special pricing on both one- and three-day tickets to the event, which is open to the general public. D23 Gold and Charter Members will also be entitled to special benefits at the 2017 Expo. Gold Members will also have an opportunity to purchase the Sorcerer Package, which provides a host of special benefits and amenities. Ticket prices will be announced this summer. :-)