Archives for June 2012

People Like Us Opens in theatres today! (June 29th!)

From DreamWorks Pictures comes “People Like Us,” a drama/comedy about family, inspired by true events, starring Chris Pine (“Star Trek”) as Sam, a twenty-something, fast-talking salesman, whose latest deal collapses on the day he learns that his father has suddenly died. Against his wishes, Sam is called home, where he must put his father’s estate in order and reconnect with his estranged family. In the course of fulfilling his father’s last wishes, Sam uncovers a startling secret that turns his entire world upside down: He has a 30-year-old sister Frankie whom he never knew about (Elizabeth Banks). As their relationship develops, Sam is forced to rethink everything he thought he knew about his family—and re-examine his own life choices in the process.

The film also stars Olivia Wilde, Michael Hall D’Addario, Philip Baker Hall, Mark Duplass and Michelle Pfeiffer.

A DreamWorks Pictures presentation, “People Like Us” is directed by Alex Kurtzman, produced by Roberto Orci, Bobby Cohen and Clayton Townsend, and written by Alex Kurtzman & Roberto Orci & Jody Lambert. The film releases in U.S. theaters on June 29, 2012.

Southern Living What’s For Supper 30-Minute Meals Everyone Will Love by Vanessa McNeil Rocchio

What’s for supper? This age-old question can overwhelm even the most seasoned home cooks.Southern Living has the answer with their new book, WHAT’S FOR SUPPER: 30-Minute Meals Everyone Will Love (Oxmoor House; April 24, 2012; $19.95/Paperback) written by Southern Living Test Kitchen Specialist Vanessa McNeil Rocchio.

The everyday dilemma of what to make for dinner is solved with WHAT’S FOR SUPPER. Based on the most popular column in Southern Living, it is a collection of more than 250 quick, delicious and nutritious dishes perfect for today’s busy families. Drawing upon the brand’s legacy and expertise, the book shows home cooks how to make Southern classics such as Chicken-Fried ChickenShrimp and Grits, Spicy Roasted Red Bell Pepper Pimiento Cheese, and Smothered Pork Chops over Rice, in a snap. [Read more…]

Summer Fashions with Avon’s Mark. Look cool & stylish this Summer!

Looking for fun summer fashions? Avon’s brand called Mark has stylish and fun fashions!
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The Adventures of TinTin review by KIDS FIRST! DVD Giveaway!

From Academy Award-winning filmmakers Steven Spielberg and Peter Jackson comes the epic adventures of Tintin. Racing to uncover the secrets of a sunken ship that may hold a vast fortune – but also an ancient curse – Tintin and his loyal dog Snowy embark on an action-packed journey around the world that critics are calling “fun for the whole family.”
Video Review by KIDS FIRST! Brianna Beaton!

We are having a giveaway! One subscriber will win their own DVD! To enter, simply complete the form below!Deadline to enter is July 4th,2012! Simply leave a comment below!

Little Buddy Wipes by me4kidz,LLC A must have for this Summer!

We recently received Little Buddy Antibacterial Wipes from our friends at me4kidz,LLC.  These wipes are just ideal for summertime! You can use them for everything from wiping off ice-cream on little faces to cleaning dirty hands and cleaning scratches and scrapes. My son & I both love the fresh cucumber and tea tree scent and that they are alcohol-free and so there is no sting!  Parents and kids will love them! We don’t leave home without them in our beach bag! [Read more…]

All Together Now Teens & Pre-Teens Sing the Beatles

All Together Now is a fun CD for kids and is the sequel to the first release, All You Need Is Love. My son and I received this CD from our friends at Music For Little People and we enjoy listening to it together.  It has many of the classic Beatles songs such as “Can’t Buy Me Love”, “All You Need Is Love”, and of course “All Together Now.” It’s not the Beatles but it is fun to listen to and it is great for kids ages 4-8. It’s unique and just simply fun! Although, I still prefer the Beatles (and most adults will), this is great for the kids! Timeless songs that they will want to listen to again and again. For more information, check out the label’s website! Looking to purchase the CD, you can find it at for $8.14.

‘Mirror Mirror’ Shines on Home Video KIDS FIRST! Coming Attractions

If you missed it in theaters a few months ago – or want to be able to revisit it at your leisure – Twentieth Century Fox is releasing Mirror Mirror on DVD and Blu-ray today. In this updated version of the classic Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, the dwarfs have new names – and much stronger personalities, as KIDS FIRST! youth film critic Julianna Noone, age 12, describes in her review (below). In fact, she says, “My favorite characters are the dwarfs, because they are funny and have more personality than the dwarfs in the classic story.” KIDS FIRST! youth film critic Anthony Aranda, age 9, find Mirror Mirror “has a lot more action than the classic Snow White and there are a lot more cool parts.”
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Travelers—particularly those who venture out after sunset on unfamiliar pathways—beware of the will o’ the wisps.

 It is said—though by whom is a bit of a mystery—that on certain days for certain travelers in certain parts of the world, little lights dance on the horizon, whispering tempting invitations… pledging the answers to lifelong questions, the realization of dreams, a key to secret treasures—a change of fate.

 Charmed and curious, unsuspecting travelers follow the floating lights, mesmerized by their whispers, their promises. Yet no matter how long or how fervently they follow, they never quite touch the beautiful beacons whose flickering lights eventually fade and disappear… leaving the inquisitors, the dreamers and the treasure seekers lost… and alone.  [Read more…]