Published on Monday, May 20, 2013 by Caryn Bailey
If you’re not scary, what kind of a monster are you? -Dean Hardscrabble, Monsters University
What do you do when one door closes, and closes hard? How do you discover what you're really meant to do? That is the question Mike Wazowski must wrestle with in Pixar's animated film, Monsters University, slated to be released in theaters this summer. It's a questio... Read More »
Published on Tuesday, May 14, 2013 by Caryn Bailey
Update: All of the tickets for the screenings in Houston, San Diego, Los Angeles, Miami, Phoenix, New York, and Chicago have been claimed. I still have family four-packs available for El Paso, San Jose, and Dallas.
An afternoon (or evening) out at the movies is one of our favorite ways to escape from the heat, and as summer quickly approaches there will be a sle... Read More »
Published on Thursday, May 9, 2013 by jason
Last week we took the kids to the zoo to learn about koalas in anticipation of the upcoming release of Koala Kid. They loved getting an up-close look at their habitat and learning about what how they live, including their "diet." After their koala encounter, they were primed to get a sneak peak at Koala Kid, a new animated feature from 20th Century Fox and Walma... Read More »
Published on Monday, May 6, 2013 by Caryn Bailey
We make the kind of movies we like to watch. I love to laugh. I love to be amazed by how beautiful it is. But I also love to be moved to tears. There's lots of heart in our films.
Eight years ago, Monsters University was simply an idea. Following the success of Monsters, Inc., Disney/Pixar knew that they wanted to bring Mike and Sulley back to ... Read More »
Published on Sunday, May 5, 2013 by Caryn Bailey
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The box office reports are out, and as predicted, Iron Man 3 opened strong! Surpassed only by Marvel's The Avengers, Iron Man 3 broke records and now holds the number 2 spot for films with the highest grossing opening.
The third installment in the series is an exciting, action-filled s... Read More »
Published on Friday, May 3, 2013 by Caryn Bailey
You know, it's times like these when I realize what a superhero I am
- Tony Stark, Iron Man 3
Audiences know to expect action when they see a superhero film, and Marvel's Iron Man 3, in theaters today, does not disappoint in this area. But what was pleasantly surprising about the epic superhuman sequel is the heart and humor that gives dimension to the story.
We... Read More »
Published on Wednesday, May 1, 2013 by Caryn Bailey
I hope I can protect the one thing I can't live without -Tony Stark
Sometimes, I'll walk away from a film moved...inspired...compelled to go out and do something. Other times, I'll walk away wowed, thrilled, or simply entertained. Regardless of why someone goes to the movies, that 2 to 2 1/2 hour chunk of time is designed to take audiences away from the reality o... Read More »
Published on Thursday, April 25, 2013 by Caryn Bailey
I can't help but feel inspired as I walk amongst the beauty at Pixar Animation Studios. At any given time, there are hundreds of creative minds dreaming up the latest project, but you wouldn't know it because the campus is intently quiet and serene.
Earlier this month, I jet-setted off to Emeryville, California to get "schooled" on the studios' latest animated ... Read More »
Published on Wednesday, April 17, 2013 by Caryn Bailey
My son started Kindergarten this year, and one of the unexpected joys of our morning walks include the conversations we have about friends, toys, LEGOS, and snails (yes snails!). We live in an area that is seemingly overpopulated with snails, and at times, it literally feels like a maze trying to get to school without smooshing one of them. I digressed. During a rec... Read More »
Published on Tuesday, April 16, 2013 by Caryn Bailey
The care of the Earth is our most ancient and most worthy, and after all our most pleasing responsibility. To cherish what remains of it and to foster its renewal is our only hope
With Earth Day just one week away, my kids and I are talking about what more we can do this year to help protect and care for the environment. From a very young age,... Read More »
Published on Wednesday, April 10, 2013 by Caryn Bailey
Twelve years ago, Mike Wazowski and James P. Sullivan warmed the hearts of families in the hit film Monsters, Inc. But how did these two inseparable friends meet? They are an unlikely pair, and in Pixar's latest 3D-animated film Monsters University, audiences will go back to their college days and discover how Mike and Sulley overcame their differences and becam... Read More »
Published on Tuesday, April 9, 2013 by Caryn Bailey
Now that my son is in school, we don't have as many opportunities during the day to spend time together doing the things we love. I miss swinging and playing at the park, discovering and learning at our local museum, and our impromptu trips to Disneyland. It wasn't until Kindergarten that I realized just how quickly the time goes by.
One of my "resolutions" for... Read More »
Published on Wednesday, April 3, 2013 by Caryn Bailey
My bags are packed, my flight is booked, and I've finally received my official acceptance letter to Monsters University!
Freshman orientation begins in less than one week, and I anticipate a scary good time.
It's been a number of years since I've been "schooled" so I'm a little bit nervous, considering our class schedule is quite packed!
I'm sure you're wonde... Read More »
Published on Tuesday, April 2, 2013 by Caryn Bailey
This giveaway is now closed. Thanks for stopping by. The winner is Douglas. Congrats!
Some days, I feel like time is flying by! It's already April, and Easter seems to have just come and gone. We spent the weekend with friends and family, celebrating and remembering the true meaning of the day. While our kids did participate in the more commercial aspects of the ... Read More »
Published on Monday, April 1, 2013 by Caryn Bailey
We saw him last year in The Avengers, which achieved worldwide success as the third highest-grossing film of all time. This Spring, Robert Downey, Jr will once again reprise his role as Tony Stark, also known as Iron Man, in Iron Man 3, the third sequel based on the infamous Marvel Comics' characters. My son and I are the avid superhero fans, and we can't wait to ... Read More »
Published on Wednesday, March 27, 2013 by Caryn Bailey
This giveaway is now closed. Thanks for stopping by. The winner is Mell M. Congrats!
With most schools off this week for Spring Break, I've been hearing from other moms how they're spending this special time with their children. In areas of the country where the weather is beginning to warm up, families are getting outdoors to bike, picnic, play, and enjoy the beau... Read More »
Published on Saturday, March 23, 2013 by Caryn Bailey
Oz the Great and Powerful is the number 1 film in the world, and if you've yet to see it (or you want to relive the magic), I can't imagine a more perfect venue than the El Capitan Theatre in Hollywood. Through April 30th, the theatre will present the film in Disney Digital 3D and Dolby Atmos (surround sound). In addition to screening the film, guests will have an... Read More »
Published on Friday, March 22, 2013 by Caryn Bailey
Today we begin choosing the most remarkable freshman class in Princeton history - Admission
SATs...ACTs...Kaplan Prep...Advanced Placement Math (English, Chemistry, etc.). Most of high school is dedicated to one thing...College Admission. It seems like ages ago, and despite the fact that I never aspired to attend an Ivy League school, I still remember the stres... Read More »
Published on Thursday, March 21, 2013 by Caryn Bailey
This giveaway is now closed. Thanks for stopping by. The winner is Tabathia. Congrats!
My kids can't wait to see The Croods this weekend, the latest 3D animated film to be released by DreamWorks Animation. Now that you've met the family, learned about the inspiration for the story, and got an inside look into the beauty of the new world, it's time for some famil... Read More »
Published on Tuesday, March 19, 2013 by Caryn Bailey
I like to think I'm adventurous...I'm not typically afraid of new experiences, whether it be food, fashion, or travel. As I sat and watched DreamWorks' latest film The Croods, I immediately found myself identifying with Eep, the curious and audacious teen who wants to explore the exciting world outside her family's cave. The story follows the Crood family as they ... Read More »