Published on Friday, March 22, 2013 by Caryn Bailey
It's Spring Break, and with my son scheduled to be off for one week, I'm looking for engaging activities that will allow us to spend time together. One of my best discoveries has been Lowe's Build & Grow Clinics. Geared towards children in grades 2-5, the hour-long clinics feature a special wooden building project that can be taken home.
The clinics are f... Read More »
Published on Thursday, March 21, 2013 by Caryn Bailey
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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 Thursday, January 17, 2013 by Caryn Bailey
From his beautiful coloring and intricate detail, you might not initially realize how impressive (or dangerous) Deadly Nadder is. He is one of the 13 dragon stars of DreamWorks How To Train Your Dragon Live Spectacular, coming to the Honda Center this weekend. The show, two years in the making, debuted in Australia and has toured New Zealand, the US, and C... Read More »
Published on Sunday, December 30, 2012 by Caryn Bailey
No art passes our conscience in the way film does, and goes directly to our feelings, deep down into the dark rooms of our souls - Ingmar Bergman
Even as a very young girl, I remember sitting with my family to watch films like Gone With the Wind and Breakfast at Tiffany's. When I finally scored a job at the young age of 16, some of my hard-earned dollars went towa... Read More »
Published on Friday, November 16, 2012 by Caryn Bailey
In the end, it's not the years in your life that count. It's the life in your years.
Never has that quote been more true about a person than the man who led our country out of the Civil War...out of slavery...and out of the division that crippled our country.
A house divided against itself cannot stand. I believe this government cannot endure, p... Read More »
Published on Sunday, July 1, 2012 by Caryn Bailey
Everything you think is important isn't and everything you think isn't important is - Alex Kurtzman
He's best known for his work on legendary films like Star Trek, Transformers, and The Legend of Zorro, and together Alex Kurtzman and business partner Roberto Orci, have managed to produce some of highest grossing films in history. Kurtzman's latest film, People ... Read More »
Published on Friday, June 29, 2012 by Caryn Bailey
Sibling relationships - and 80 percent of Americans have at least one - outlast marriages, survive the death of parents, resurface after quarrels that would sink any friendship. They flourish in a thousand incarnations of closeness and distance, warmth, loyalty and distrust. - Erica E. Goode
As a young girl growing up in an only-child family, I longed for a brother or... Read More »
Published on Wednesday, May 2, 2012 by Caryn Bailey
Did you know that today is Brothers and Sisters Day? I had no idea! The day was created to celebrate that special bond between siblings.
In anticipation of Dreamworks' latest film, People Like Us, Sprinkles has teamed up to celebrate family by hosting a series of events leading up to the film's June 29th release date. Just visit any of the ten Sprinkles locatio... Read More »
Published on Thursday, December 22, 2011 by Caryn Bailey
It was 1914 during the first World War...young men were eager to fight for their country. Technological advances resulted in some of the greatest losses of life, making it one of the deadliest conflicts in history. In the midst of the tragedy, stories of bravery, hope, friendship, and loyalty emerged. Stories like War Horse, set to debut in theaters nationwide this ... Read More »
Published on Monday, December 19, 2011 by Caryn Bailey
On Christmas Day, the incredible story about a young soldier who is separated from the horse he raised and trained will debut in theaters nationwide. War Horse, a powerful film that will move you and change the way you think about relationships, has already been nominated for a Golden Globe in the category of Best Motion Picture-Drama and I predict that many more n... Read More »
Published on Thursday, December 15, 2011 by Caryn Bailey
As someone who is passionate about film, I find it intriguing to get additional insight via roundtable discussions with the artists and creative/production team. During my visit to New York City, Disney and DreamWorks arranged for a special group interview session with actress Emily Watson, who plays Albert's mother in the film War Horse, slated to be released this Ch... Read More »
Published on Friday, December 9, 2011 by Caryn Bailey
As for New York City, it is a place apart. There is not its match in any other country in the world.
Pearl S. Buck
New York City is one of my favorite cities in the world...glitzy and glamourous...whimsical and sentimental...contemporary yet historic. There are not many cities I'd want to live in, outside of Southern California. But oh how I'd love to spend a year... Read More »
Published on Thursday, December 8, 2011 by Caryn Bailey
Somewhere during my teen years, our smallish family of three made it a tradition to see a movie on Christmas Day. We'd wake up early, grab breakfast (out, of course) and head to the theater for that film...that much anticipated holiday film of the season. This year, I expect War Horse to be that film.
Unlike most red carpet premieres, traditionally held in Los ... Read More »
Published on Saturday, November 12, 2011 by Caryn Bailey
Growing up, it was just the three of us. My extended family is spread out across the US so our holidays weren't always traditional. Some years we traveled, but mostly we stayed home, relaxed, and spent quality time together. I don't remember when we started the tradition, but going to see a newly release film on Christmas Day became something we all looked forward t... Read More »
Published on Thursday, October 13, 2011 by Caryn Bailey
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With a strong opening weekend, Real Steel topped the charts at number one last week with it's futuristic robot boxing and touching father-son story. For reference, you can read my entire review here.
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Published on Friday, October 7, 2011 by Caryn Bailey
On the surface, Real Steel boasts action and technology with it's futuristic robot boxing at the core. But the heart of the movie lies in the story of father-son duo Hugh Jackman and Dakota Goyo. Today, Real Steel opens in theaters nationwide!
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Published on Sunday, August 21, 2011 by Caryn Bailey
Very few films touch me so deeply, that I want to go out and change the world (or at least attempt to). Most films amuse or entertain, keeping their audience somewhat detached so that they walk away feeling content with their life and the world they live in. The Help, which currently holds the number 1 spot at the box office, does just the opposite. I didn't wal... Read More »
Published on Monday, August 15, 2011 by Caryn Bailey
It's not often that a movie moves you...speaks to you...evokes within you emotion that can't be put into words. Two months ago, I was treated to a sneak peak of the The Help, thanks to Disney and DreamWorks. I haven't seen a film that resonated with me the way this one did in a very long time. I was warned to bring tissues...a box of them. And while I definite... Read More »
Published on Saturday, July 16, 2011 by Caryn Bailey
It's been some time since I've seen the infamous computer-animated DreamWorks film about the solitude-loving ogre who finds his life disrupted by a group of faery tale characters forced into his swamp. Shrek The Musical opened at the Pantages Theatre this week for a limited, three-week run. With catchy, upbeat music, a heartwarming story, and awe-inspiring v... Read More »
Published on Thursday, June 9, 2011 by Caryn Bailey
Over the last few months, I've had the opportunity to share information about Disney's latest film and DVD releases. Next week, I am honored to attend what looks to be an amazing blogger event with Disney. The 5-day schedule will include a host of activities including a screening and press junket for Winnie the Pooh, a screening and Q&A with DreamWorks for The... Read More »