Archives for October 14, 2013

Avon Breast Cancer Crusade Collection (Breast Cancer Awareness products) and Avon’s Empowerment Collection (Domestic Violence Awareness products) Both collections donate 100% of the net profits to their respective cause.

October is a special month to me because it is Breast Cancer Awareness Month and also Domestic Violence Awareness month! Both are very special causes! Avon also holds these two causes high on their list too! See below for the products that are available this month! Both collections donate 100% of the net profits to their respective cause. Now, that really is something!! I received samples of the Avon Breast Cancer Crusade Watches and the Empowerment Butterfly Motif Umbrella  and love them! The watch is quite stylish and the umbrella is such a beautiful design!

NEW FOR 2013 HOLIDAY SEASON

100% of the net profits will be donated to the Avon Breast Cancer Crusade

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Avon Breast Cancer Ornament  $7.50 
  • Glass with ribbon for hanging
  • Approx 4” H x 3” L
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2013 BREAST CANCER PRODUCTS

100% of the net profits will be donated to the Avon Breast Cancer Crusade

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Avon Foundation Rose Zippered Case  $5 
  • Polyester and Nylon mesh
  • Zip-closure with ribbon charm accent and is fully lined
  • 8¼”L x 4¾” H

 

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Breast Cancer Love Nameplate Necklace $5
  • Silver necklace that showcases support for Breast Cancer in the “L” of love
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Avon Breast Cancer Crusade Watches $20
  • Available in all black and black with pink trim

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Breast Cancer Crusade Tennis Bracelet $5
  • Silver-tone with light-rose crystals and pink enamel look ribbon motif

 

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2013 DOMESTIC VIOLENCE ITEMS

100% of the net profits will be donated the Avon Foundation programs dedicated to ending violence against women

Avon Empowerment Charm Necklace $5
  • Price: $5.00
  • Faceted faux stone and silver-tone disc with infinity symbol
  • Chain, 16½” L with 3½” extender

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Empowerment Butterfly Motif Umbrella $10
  • Auto-open, 3-fold umbrella with wrist loop. 21” canopy. 100% polyester

 

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Empowerment Earbuds $9
  • Earbuds with faux-stone accents and domestic violence infinity symbol
  • Cord, 47” L

 

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For more information, check out the Avon website!

Self Disclosure: I received free samples to facilitate this feature.

October “Treats” from MAM Personalized Pacifier charitable donations for the Susan B. Komen Foundation and Autism Speaks Foundation. Also for October MAM debuts limited edition pacifiers with adorable Halloween motifs.

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Breast Cancer Awareness:  For October Breast Cancer Awareness month MAM is donating $1 from each Personalized Pacifier order placed for their Pink 0-6 months or Pink 6+ months personalized pacifier to the Susan G. Komen foundation.

 

Autism Awareness:  Also for October MAM will help to spread Autism awareness and donate to Autism Speaks.  MAM will donate $1 from each Personalized Pacifier order placed for their Blue 0-6 months or Blue 6+ months personalize pacifier to the Autism Speaks foundation.

Link here: http://www.shopmambaby.com/personalized-pacifiers

 

MAM PERSONALIZED PACIFIERS:

Express Baby’s Unique Style with MAM’s Personalized Pacifiers which can be customized with baby names and one-of-a-kind sayings.

Babies are unique, and now their pacifiers can be too.  Designed to blend the comfort MAM pacifiers are known for with the unique style parents crave, MAM’s Personalized Pacifiers can feature the name, nickname or saying of your choice right on the pacifier’s front knob.  The MAM Personalized Pacifier is the perfect fit for families on the lookout for stylish baby gear. The one-of-a-kind pacifiers are a thoughtful gift for baby showers, multiples or ‘the baby that has everything,’ as well as a clever choice for families in need of labeled pacifiers for daycare services and other settings.

 

Like all MAM pacifiers, the Personalized Pacifier features a soft, orthodontic nipple that allows babies to safely satisfy their sucking reflex while maintaining proper jaw and tooth alignment.  Each pacifier features an easy-to-grab front knob and a curved shield with generous air holes for a comfortable fit that is gentle on baby’s soft skin.

 

Personalized pacifiers available in size 0-6 months and 6+ months and may be ordered in sets of two, four, and six.  They are available exclusively online at www.mambabypersonalized.com. Two personalized pacifiers are $19.95, four personalized pacifiers are $24.95, and six personalized pacifiers are $29.95.  Orders of six personalized pacifiers include free shipping and a gift box.  The MAM Personalized Pacifier is 100% BABY SAFE: BPA-free, PVC-free, lead-free, CPSIA-compliant and dishwasher safe.

 

MAM LIMITED EDITION HALLOWEEN PACIFIERS:

 

These limited edition adorable Halloween motif pacifiers feature a curved shield allows the pacifier to sit comfortably on baby’s face.

MAM Ultra Soft Silicone Nipple allows for the pacifiers to stay comfortably in baby’s mouth due to the anti-slip texture.

Other features include symmetrical nipple ideal for baby’s jaw development, textured surface and multiple small openings on the pacifier shield allow air to circulate and baby’s skin to breathe. The pacifiers come in a convenient storage case that is reusable and can be used in the microwave to sterilize pacifiers. We received a sample of these adorable Halloween pacifiers…and they are just too cute for words!

Recommended retail: $7.49 (two pack of pacifiers)

Link here: http://www.shopmambaby.com/pacifiers-1/halloween-6-months-pacifier

 

About MAM

Founded in Vienna, Austria in 1976, MAM offers real solutions for real parenting with an award-winning range of smart and simple products. A global leader in the baby care category, MAM’s mission is to combine the best in technological innovation, medically sound function and contemporary design to provide innovative baby care products essential for a child’s early years.  The MAM collection includes pacifiers, bottles, cups, teethers, and oral care items.  MAM is sold in over 30 countries and five continents.  For more information about MAM products, please visit www.mambaby.com.

Self Disclosure: I received samples for free to facilitate this feature.

 

Eye Products for The Fall! Olay Regenerist Anti-Aging Roller Eye & Olay Regenerist Micro-Sculpting Eye Cream & Lash Serum

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I’m always looking for great new products to use around the eyes! Well, let’s face it, when you are in your 40’s…this often can be a priority! I love Olay skin care products so I was excited to try the following products to be used around the eyes. The Regenerist Anti Aging Eye Roller is a new favorite of mine! it really helps banish puffiness and softens the look of fine lines. It leaves my skin around my eyes looking brighter and I love how it feels on my skin! Retails for $22.99 (prices may vary). I also received the Regenerist Micro-Sculpting Eye Cream & Lash Serum which combines a hydrating eye cream with a nourishing Lash Serum. My lashes actually do appear fuller after using this product! I absolutely love the Lash Serum! Retails for $25.99 (prices may vary). For more information, check out the Olay website.

Self Disclosure: I received products for free to facilitate this review.

ENJOY COSTUMES, CANDY AND THE CREATIVITY OF HALLOWEEN AT SIMON MALLS’ THE SHOPS AT MISSION VIEJO CHILDREN’S CELEBRATION

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Families can join Simon Kidgits Club for a special Halloween event, presented by Twentieth Century Fox, that focuses on fun fall festivities for kids

 

MISSION VIEJO, Calif. (October 10, 2013)— With nearly 158 million consumers participating in Halloween activities this year1, Simon Property Group, Inc. (NYSE:SPG), a leading global retail real estate company, is helping communities make the most of the exciting, eerie seasonal occasion. The Shops at Mission Viejo will host its annual Simon Kidgits Club® Halloween Spooktacular event on Saturday, October 19 from 10 a.m. to noon near the Play Area, providing children the chance to enjoy the fall holiday with a special spooky experience that’s close to home.

 

In celebration of Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment’s Blu-ray/DVD releases of children’s movies The Croods (Oct. 1), Monsters vs. Aliens: Cloning Around (Oct. 15), Kung Fu Panda: Legends of Awesomeness: The Scorpion Sting (Oct. 15) and Dragons Riders of Berk Part 1 and Part 2 (July 23), kids can partake in even more activities inspired by the films:

  • Creepy, cool crafts: Make a mask from The Croods, try out Monsters vs. Aliens: Cloning Around temporary tattoos or design a flying dragon to mirror the character Hiccup from Dragons Riders of Berk, all in the spirit getting creative for Halloween.

  • Engaging games & photo opportunities: Get in on the Kung Fu Panda chopstick game and snap a photo with a life-sized The Croods standee to capture the terrific, terrifying experience.

  • Trick-or-treat take-homes: Walk away with The Croods treat bag, Kidgits member-exclusive Halloween goodie, chance to win one of these popular DVD titles, coupons for parents and other surprises for families.

 

In addition, parents and costumed kids can enjoy traditional seasonal offerings during the family-friendly special celebration, including cookie decorating, pumpkin smash smoothie samples, Halloween-inspired crafts, and goodies for Simon Kidgits Club® Members, while supplies last. Shoppers who follow The Shops at Mission Viejo on Twitter or like them on Facebook by October 18 will receive a special gift by mentioning their username at the event.

 

“We know people come to Simon Malls to shop for décor, costumes and candy, plus we recognize our property serves as a community gathering place for social experiences and more, ” said Patsy Sanquist, director of marketing and business development at The Shops at Mission Viejo. “That’s why Simon Kidgits Club is delivering parents a platform to let their little ones truly experience a holiday they look forward to – Halloween.”

 

In addition to the Kidgits celebration, the mall will host Trick-or-Treating at the center on Halloween, October 31. Participating retailers will provide discounts, treats and goodies, while supplies last. To find a list of retailers that are participating and their “treat hours,” visit The Shops at Mission Viejo’s Guest Services booth, located on the Lower Level in Center Court.

The Simon Kidgits Club is a fun and informative program that focuses on health, wellness, education, safety and entertainment for children ages 3-8. Since 2003, the Simon Kidgits Club has kept children and parents alike amused with various events and activities while providing incentives for club members, such as special offers, rewards and games.

 

Kidgits Club members receive a variety of perks and goodies, including a Kidgits Club T-shirt, membership card, birthday gift, chance to spin the prize wheel each visit to the mall, discounts and scheduled activities. For more information about the Simon Kidgits Club, visit http://www.simon.com/kidgits/ or The Shops at Mission Viejo on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/ShopsAtMissionViejo, Twitter at https://twitter.com/ShopsMV or Instagram at http://instagram.com/ShopsMV/.

 

1National Retail Federation 2013 Halloween Consumer Spending Survey

About The Shops at Mission Viejo

Among the 150 stores and restaurants at The Shops at Mission Viejo, this indoor mall features Nordstrom, H&M, Macy’s, Apple, Microsoft, Sephora, Farrell’s Ice Cream Parlour and The Cheesecake Factory. The Shops at Mission Viejo serves many nearby communities such as Ladera Ranch, Rancho Santa Margarita, Coto de Caza, San Juan Capistrano and the city of Mission Viejo. The Shops at Mission Viejo is conveniently located at the intersection of the I-5 and Crown Valley Parkway in the city of Mission Viejo. With over 150 stores and restaurants, The Shops at Mission Viejo is south Orange County’s main shopping destination. For a map and store listings, as well as directions, events and job listings, visit http://www.simon.com/mall/the-shops-at-mission-viejo or call 949-364-1771.

Simon Property Group

Simon Property Group, Inc. (NYSE: SPG) is an S&P 100 company and a global leader in the retail real estate industry.  The Company currently owns or has an interest in more than 325 retail real estate properties in North America and Asia comprising approximately 241 million square feet. We are headquartered in Indianapolis, Indiana and employ approximately 5,500 people in the U.S.  For more information, visit the Simon Property Group website at www.simon.com.

About Simon Brand Ventures

Simon Brand Ventures (SBV), Simon’s business-to-consumer arm, has pioneered the transformation of shopping centers into a medium where consumer brands can build relationships with Simon shoppers. SBV has engaged in a number of consumer business initiatives designed to support our shoppers, our tenants, and our strategic marketing relationships including the American Express®/Simon Giftcard; events at signature Simon properties such as Simon Fashion Now™; the launch of Simon platform programs such as Simon Kidgits Club®, Simon GamePlay, and Simon Project Style®; a national media delivery channel including static, digital, and experiential marketing and advertising vehicles; and multiple national and local marketing alliances with American Express, Coca-Cola, Ticketmaster, and U.S. Bank among others.

About Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment

Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment is the industry leading worldwide marketing, sales and distribution company for all Fox produced, acquired and third party partner film and television programing. Each year TCFHE expands its award-winning global product portfolio with the introduction of new entertainment content through established and emerging formats including DVD, Blu-ray™ and Digital HD™. Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment is a subsidiary of 21st Century Fox.

 

 

Fall stylish Fashions from mark.

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Looking for great fashions this Fall? Want to look stylish? mark. has you covered this Fall! Looking to make a bold statement then the All Good Points Jacket is the jacket for you! I received this one and love it! It’s stylish and I love the fabric. Great for a night out on the town and date nights! Retails for $51.00. The Gilded Glam Pants are just perfect and actually are glamorous! They are so comfortable too! They retail for $32.00 I love the Basically Chic Tanks because they can be worn for every day wear or for a night on the town! They pair up wonderfully with the Gilded Glam Pants. The Basically Chic Tanks retail for $24.00. I think the Studly Style Booties are my favorite! Ankle Booties are back! YES! These are really cool with rows of studs wrapped around the sides and back. Genuine Suede & Silvertone interior side zippers. Retails for $70.00.

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All items can be found at mark.

Self Disclosure: I received these products free to facilitate this feature but any opinions are my own.

Magical Tale of Friendship and Adventure Comes to Life in Enchanting New Multi-Award-Winning Family Film, ‘Lost and Found’ Based on the Best-Selling Picture Book from Celebrated Author and Artist Oliver Jeffers, ‘Lost and Found’ Sails onto DVD and Digital from Entertainment One – October 15, 2013

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Winner of More Than 60 International Awards, Production Adapted and Directed by Philip Hunt Features Engaging CGI Animation from Studio AKA, Narration by Oscar-Winner Jim Broadbent and Original Score from Renowned Composer Max Richter

 

Families will embark on an imagination-inspiring journey alongside a pair of unlikely companions when “Lost and Found, the deeply-heartwarming and critically-acclaimed animated film, arrives in the U.S. for the first time ever on DVD (SRP $9.98) and Digital platforms on October 15, 2013 from Entertainment One (eOne).  “Lost and Found” also will air as a holiday special on Nick Jr.®

 

Based on the internationally best-selling children’s book by award-winning author, Oliver Jeffers, whose newest book has just captured the #1 spot on the New York Times Best Sellers list, the standout production was adapted and directed by Philip Hunt and features endearing narration by Academy Award®-winner Jim Broadbent (Harry PotterGangs of New YorkMoulin Rouge), stunning CGI animation from Studio AKA, and a charming musical score by esteemed composer Max Richter (Shutter Island).  “Lost and Found” brilliantly transports viewers from the 2D pages of the storybook to a rich and immersive world that will have both young and old alike mesmerized and brought to tears.  With more than five dozen international awards under its cap, the remarkable film is sure to find its way into audiences’ hearts with its universal and timeless message of the true value of friendship.

 

Originally inspired by the real-life story of a little boy in Belfast, Ireland, who somehow managed to sneak a penguin out of the zoo during a class trip and all the way home to his bathtub before anyone noticed, “Lost and Found” tells the unforgettable story of a little boy who one day finds a penguin on his doorstep.
Assuming that the unexpected visitor must have lost his way, the thoughtful and determined boy takes up the noble task of bringing the penguin back home – even if it means rowing all the way to the South Pole! But when the pair finally arrives at their destination, the boy soon discovers that maybe the penguin wasn’t really lost after all.  Maybe he was just lonely… And maybe he wasn’t the only one.

“We’re delighted to bring ‘Lost and Found’ to DVD and give families everywhere the opportunity to discover this breathtakingly beautiful and enchanting story,” said Michael E. Rosenberg, President, eOne Films US.  “This emotionally powerful film speaks to viewers of all ages and has all the makings of a classic.”

 

“It is with great pride and pleasure that ‘Lost and Found’ has made it to the US,” said Jeffers.  “It’s such a joy to see my story come to life through the vision and direction of the incredibly talented Studio AKA.”

 

Gentle and uplifting in equal measure, “Lost and Found” provides families with a welcome alternative totoday’s more frenetic on-screen entertainment options for kids.  In addition to the movie, the DVD contains a special “Making of” featurette, showcasing interviews with Jeffers, as well as key members of the production and creative teams.  The segment offers viewers a fascinating behind-the-scenes look at the various elements that seamlessly come together to bring this dynamic film to memorable life.

We received this DVD to review and it is such a sweet story! It really is an imaginative and heart-warming film!

About Entertainment One

Entertainment One Ltd. (LSE:ETO) is an international entertainment company that specializes in the acquisition, production and distribution of film and television content.  The company’s comprehensive network extends around the globe including Canada, the US, the UK, Ireland, Spain, Benelux, France, Germany, Scandinavia, Australia, New Zealand, South Africa and South Korea.  Through established Entertainment and Distribution divisions, the company provides extensive expertise in film distribution, television and music production, family programming and merchandising and licensing.  Its current rights library is exploited across all media formats and includes more than 35,000 film and television titles, 2,800 hours of television programming and 45,000 music tracks.

 

About Studio AKA

London-based Studio AKA is a multi-BAFTA-winning animation production company known internationally for its idiosyncratic and innovative work.  Along with an impressively eclectic range of commercial work created for some of the world’s top advertising brands and broadcasters, Studio AKA has also produced a stunning range of multi-award winning short- and medium-length films, including the BAFTA and Cartoon D’Or-winning “Jojo in the Stars”; BAFTA-nominated “Varmints,” winner of 27 international awards; “Lost and Found,” winner of 61 international awards, including the 2009 BAFTA for Best Children’s Animation; and Oscar-nominated “Morning Stroll,” awarded at SUNDANCE 2012 and the recipient of a 2012 BAFTA for short animated film.  Studio AKA is currently in development on its first feature-length production, in addition to producing a new 52x7min series for children. www.studioaka.co.uk.

 

About Oliver Jeffers

From figurative painting, collage and installation to illustration, Oliver Jeffers is well-known for his award-winning picture books.  Among Jeffers’ New York Times best sellers are StuckThis Moose Belongs to Me, and The Day The Crayons Quit, which has just reached the #1 spot on the prestigious list.  Published by HarperCollins UK and Penguin USA and translated into more than 30 languages, his picture books include How To Catch a Star and The Incredible Book Eating Boy.  Jeffers has earned multiple prestigious awards and distinctions for his picture books, including The New York Times Best Illustrated Book and The Roald Dahl Prize.  Jeffers also won a NY Emmy in 2010 for his work with artist and filmmaker Mac Premo.  He has created artwork for Newsweek, The New York Times, United Airlines, TED and Nintendo, and illustrated a number of novels.  Jeffers grew up and was educated in Belfast, Northern Ireland and currently lives and works in Brooklyn, NY.

Now, for the Giveaway! One reader can win this delightful DVD! To enter, leave a comment below telling us what you would do if you found a penguin or where you would go first if you could sail around the world! Deadline to enter is October 18th, 2013 at midnight. One winner will randomly be selected from all entries.

“Gravity” – A Thrilling Mix of “Matrix” Meets “Inception” KIDS FIRST! Coming Attractions, www.kidsfirst.org

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Starring Sandra Bullock and George Clooney, “Gravity” is the highly charged story about a medical engineer and an astronaut who work together to survive after an accident leaves them adrift in space. Be aware that it’s rated PG-13 for intense perilous sequences, disturbing images and brief strong language. KIDS FIRST! Film Critic Gerry O thinks the film is “a life time experience that everyone must see!” KIDS FIRST! Film Critic Keefer B finds the film to be “a suspenseful, visually enchanting and wonderfully acted film.” See both their reviews below.

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by Gerry O, age 11, KIDS FIRST! Film Critic
Full video review available here. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=13IR8xjPxrw

A movie with such a title that is about the scary and dark void called “space,” you’d expect to be thrilling. Well, I have to tell you this movie is beyond thrilling. This film is a perfect combination of “Matrix” and “Inception” and will pump your adrenaline to a maximum level! “Gravity” is a life time experience that everyone must see! If you add to the mix that Sandra Bullock and George Clooney star in it as main characters, it just doesn’t get better than that!

Since this movie has so many genres, it’s hard to tell its main one. This movie has adventure, comedy, sorrow, suspense, thrilling scenes, intense scary scenes and so much more! The main one out of all these fantastic genres is definitely suspense. You walk in feeling bored and tired and you walk out feeling like Ryan Stone in the movie. (Sandra Bullock)

The thrilling adventure begins when a young medical engineer named Ryan Stone goes up in space to help with installations for the Hubble Telescope. It seems like a casual spacewalk, but when she gets stranded away from her ship, “Explorer,” she needs to get back to Earth by hitching a ride on a different station. If you want to find out how and if she and her co-worker,  Matt Kowalski (George Clooney) make it back to Earth alive, you have to watch the film.

The movie has so much adventure and so many impressive and clear graphics, it’s hard not to like it! You feel like you are right there, experiencing whatever the main characters experience. The acting is amazing and there is deep meaning behind it – what would you do, if you were alone in the deepest and darkest part of this entire universe, with nobody but yourself? What would your thoughts be? Would you be able to remain hopeful or just give up and let Space take you? The camera work is the best I’ve ever seen. Alfonso Cuarón, I give you standing ovation for directing this masterpiece.

My favorite scene is when Ryan is stuck in a damaged escape pod with no fuel. She thinks she’s

stranded. Before she decides to give up and loose hope of returning to Earth, she starts to see Matt. Matt gets in when she does not have her helmet on and shows her that she can get back. As soon as his statement is over, he’s gone. She hallucinated him but the plan worked!  It’s a very interesting and important scene in the movie and that’s why I like it.

The movie is rated PG-13 and I honestly think it is appropriate for age 12 to 18. I give it 5 out of 5 stars and it is showing in theaters everywhere right now. I may be wrong, but I predict Oscar nominations for the cast and director of “Gravity.” Let’s see what happens in 2014!

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By Keefer B, KIDS FIRST! Film Critic, age 12
Video review available here http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=13IR8xjPxrw

“Gravity” is a suspenseful, visually enchanting and wonderfully acted film. The plot focuses on Dr. Ryan Stone (Sandra Bullock) after a disaster happens in space and leaves her stranded. Her goal is to get to a Chinese space station to fly back to Earth before she runs out of time, oxygen and hope.

I love the visual and 3D effects. Space is infinite and “Gravity” shows that beautifully. When you see Dr. Stone drifting off into space you feel the vastness. Many 3D artists like to over use this technology by throwing floating stuff at us or making you think you can reach out and touch them. This is an excepted gimmick but if that’s all it accomplishes, it can get old. This movie has objects floating into the audience, but the items bring you into the actors environment making you feel like you’re with them.

Visual effects drive the structure of the film, but the heart of the film is Sandra Bullock. This movie is pretty much a one women show. The camera is never off her. Having just one character on screen for most of the film is risky. Through this film Ryan becomes a 3 dimensional character. She captures the audience’s attention and heart. Bullock’s abilities allow this to be a cohesive narrative. Her performance is superb. How Bullock gets herself into this series of emotional states are beyond me. To carry an entire film, put yourself in the physical positions, while pulling off these scenes is revolutionary. That’s why she’s my favorite character in this film.

My favorite scene is the ending. Not to give it away, but this scene is stunning. The pacing, the camera angles are just exquisite. Tension builds and you never know what’s going to happen. I love it when a film keeps you in the shadows until the very end. “Gravity” knows when to be suspenseful and to take breaks for the character to breath, literally.

The moral is, “Never lose hope.” Ryan gets close to reaching home, but her only way to get there is destroyed. Ryan thinks the only way out is to be with her deceased daughter, but learns that “when you come this far you can’t just throw it all away.”

I recommend this for ages 13 to 18. There are intense scenes and fowl language that are inappropriate for younger kids. Teens and adults can enjoy the visual effects and the intense space action.

Credit: KIDS FIRST! Coming Attractions

 

VISIT AQUARIUM OF THE PACIFIC’S SHARK LAGOON FOR FREE, & ENJOY LIVE MUSIC ON FRIDAY NIGHTS THROUGH DECEMBER

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Explore the world of sharks by getting up close with the Aquarium’s toothy friends, shopping for gifts, and enjoying bands during FREE Shark Lagoon Nights

WHAT:           Where can you touch sharks, listen to live music by local bands, and enjoy a night out with your family, friends, or date for FREE? The Aquarium of the Pacific invites you to Shark Lagoon Nights, where you can dance, shop, learn, and satiate your curiosities about sharks.

 

The public is invited to get up close with the ocean’s ultimate predators at the Aquarium of the Pacific for FREE during Shark Lagoon Nights. Guests will have the opportunity to touch bamboo sharks and see our larger and toothier sharks, such as sand tiger sharks, as well as stingrays in the Aquarium’s Shark Lagoon. During Friday nights through December, the Aquarium will feature bands like Ronny and the Classics playing popular rock ‘n’ roll songs.

 

Shark Lagoon Nights bring guests up close to these mysterious and often misunderstood predators. Guests can see, touch, and learn about sharks and shop in the Pacific Treasures gift shop. You can warm up with coffee and hot cocoa, or wind down with beer or wine. Desserts and snacks will be available if you have sweet tooth. Enjoy live music from local bands during Shark Lagoon Nights. Start your weekend by relaxing in the cool night breeze with music, ocean animals, and shopping during Shark Lagoon Nights. You may even end up bringing a shark home with you—a stuffed one, that is.

 

WHEN:           Fridays through December 2013, from 6:00 p.m.-9:00 p.m., weather dependent (except November 22, 2013)

Upcoming Bands: Oct. 11: Ronny and the Classics (classic rock/popular), Oct. 18: Chelsea Stevens Trio (jazz)

 

WHERE:         Aquarium of the Pacific, 100 Aquarium Way, Long Beach, CA 90802

 

COST:            FREE for everyone after 6:00 p.m.

 

INFO:              562-590-3100 or http://www.aquariumofpacific.org/events/info/shark_lagoon_nights/

 

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LAGOON:       The 10,000 square-foot, outdoor Shark Lagoon offers visitors the opportunity to touch and interact with bamboo, epaulette, and zebra sharks. The exhibit allows guests to get nose-to-nose with large, toothy sharks. Sand tiger, nurse, white-tip, and black-tip reef sharks and rays are featured in the exhibit. In addition to the 90,000-gallon shark touch-pools and exhibit, interactive displays, including a giant water-squirting squid, allow children of all ages to have fun while learning about defenses certain animals use to avoid shark attacks.