CARS 3: a fun, family outing

lightning and storm

When I saw they were coming out with a Cars 3, I must admit I was a little worried. We loved the original. Mr. A spent many, many hours watching and playing with Lightning, Mater, Sally and the gang. But the second one was underwhelming. I was disappointed with the spy theme and thought the… [Read More]

Trolls Movie Delivers All the Feels, A Must See


I walked into Trolls expecting a sweet kids movie with a good soundtrack (With Justin Timberlake producing the album, I felt that was a safe bet!). What I got was SO much more. Trolls brought on all the feels for me in a colorful, kid friendly way and delivered a message that was way more relevant and… [Read More]

Begin Again: Perfect for a Girl’s Night Out

A few weeks ago, I saw a preview of a movie while I was waiting to sob through The Fault in Our Stars. Adam Levine? Um, yes please. Keira Knightley? I love her. The writer-director from Once? I’m sold. Begin Again is about what happens when lost souls meet and make beautiful music together. Gretta… [Read More]

Disney’s Maleficent: Angelina kills it

It’s been two days since I’ve seen Maleficent and I’m still mulling it over in my mind. Should you see it? ABSOLUTELY. Angelina Jolie makes this movie and she alone is worth the price of admission. As for the rest of the movie, I’m just unsure. The storyline is a good one. As with most… [Read More]

Divergent Movie Review: My Thoughts


  I have some advice for all of you that read Divergent and loved it, adored it, and raved about it. LOWER YOUR EXPECTATIONS! If you lower your expectations, you will enjoy the movie. As for me, I left unsatisfied.  But I went in with high expectations. I wanted amazing. I wanted intensity. I wanted… [Read More]

Finally! A great movie for the under 6 set {Disney Planes}


This has been a fantastic summer for kid movies.  My son and I have enjoyed both Monsters University and Turbo, but Disney’s Planes has been the movie we’ve been waiting for. (We’ll probably watch Despicable Me 2 when it comes to on-demand.) Originally planned for a straight to DVD release, Planes finally opens in theaters today…. [Read More]

Does Monsters University live up to the hype?

Monsters Univ

Follow my blog with Bloglovin We’ve been hearing about this movie for months now. Disney dedicated an entire summer (#monstroussummer) to these characters and this weekend, Monsters University finally opens at theaters nationwide. Does it live up to the hype? In my humble opinion, I believe that yes, it absolutely does. Here’s the brief synopsis:… [Read More]