The Croods

Yes, we liked this movie. We actually saw it in the theatre which is kind of rare for us. We do not want to give away any of the funny parts but the beautiful birds flying in formation over the large herd animal made us laugh out loud. Of course our daughter had to point out that the animals depicted are imaginary because that is what she does.

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Epic Giveaway

So…We got stuff for you. The movie Epic is coming out on Blu-Ray and we have fun activities and a chance to win a copy of the movie. First the activities. One of them is a concentration matching game with the characters from Epic. The other is a bird glider. Our boys are making them and racing them as I write this. Just click the link and download the sheets.

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Warner Brothers Studio Tour

I was born in Southern California. When people talk of the tourist industry, I usually don’t see why anyone would visit Southern California. Sure, it’s beautiful, the weather is usually perfect, there are a billion things to see and do but this is my home, no big deal. I thought I had seen everything that L.A. County had to offer. Sure, everyone who grows up here at some point in their lives had met or knew of many people who were in the film industry. In fact, when I was in college at Loyola, most of my friends aspired to a career in the film industry. So there was little mystery to that whole part of L.A. for me. Remember, I did voice over work for “It’s Alive 3: Island of the Alive” (1987) for pizza and beer.

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Madagascar

If you’re like my family, you understand allergies. Both of us need daily allergy medication. Our oldest son showed the signs of allergies when he was still an infant. At the age of three, allergy tests confirmed it. He was like his Dad who has a laundry list of allergies. Our youngest seems to just suffer from seasonal allergies. With Springtime in bloom, we are feeling every bud, flower and new growth in our neighborhood. Claritin is a staple at our home and the only way we can survive this time of year without being hermits.

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And next year they release the remake of Slumdog Millionaire

This celebrity smackdown will not be focusing on one person but the entire industry. We realize we don’t see many films anymore unless they are animated. We also realize that the capital needed to produce a movie nowadays is the Gross National Product of a medium sized nation and the risk of a film is ameliorated if you bank on a sure thing. But our question is, where is the creativity, innovation and pizzazz of Hollywood? So our smackdown is directed to all you movie moguls who think that redoing Smokey and the Bandit is a good idea.

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