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Living and Running in McFarland USA
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Living and Running in McFarland USA

I was on a blistering, personal best pace through the first 9 days of February, covering 33 miles in that short time before my body said, in no uncertain terms, like a baby swatting away a spoonful of pureed sweet potato, “enough.” Grand plans were hatched in my mind, ambitious […]

Family Movie Night with The Boxtrolls
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Family Movie Night with The Boxtrolls

This post is part of a social shopper marketing insight campaign with Pollinate Media Group® and Universal Pictures, but all my opinions are my own. #pmedia #BoxtrollsFamilyNite http://my-disclosur.es/OBsstV I was up at 8am. That passes for sleeping in for this fella, but it was not my intention to enjoy such, […]

Annie Reminds Us That Tomorrow is Still Filled With Hope and Sunshine
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Annie Reminds Us That Tomorrow is Still Filled With Hope and Sunshine

I’m not going to bury the lede like I usually do in an attempt to be fanciful and poetic. Nope. Here’s your bold face headline right here: The redhead loved it. That’s the primo takeaway from our advanced screening of Annie, a full month before she sings & dances her […]

Big Hero 6 Is The Best Animated Movie of 2014
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Big Hero 6 Is The Best Animated Movie of 2014

The trio of wide-release animated movies to hit theaters this fall is an early holiday gift for movie loving families. The Box Trolls is pure cinematic magic and The Book of Life is a feast for the senses, but Big Hero 6 is the best animated movie of 2014. I […]

Not the Story You Danced With Once Upon a Dream: A Spoiler Free Maleficent Review
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Not the Story You Danced With Once Upon a Dream: A Spoiler Free Maleficent Review

by Cooper McHatton I went into Maleficent not knowing what to expect. With the mixed reviews and that I was never that attached to Sleeping Beauty, I went in not really expecting greatness. More or less expecting a story that was basically told from the villain’s perspective -giving reason for […]

A Short, Spoiler-Free LEGO Movie Review
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A Short, Spoiler-Free LEGO Movie Review

Cooper McHatton, my teenage West Coast Toy & Gaming Correspondent and admitted LEGO freak filed this short, sweet, and spoiler-free look at the LEGO Movie. But before we get to the text he sent me to publish, I want to share the top of his email, the part meant just […]

The Grades Are In For Monsters University
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The Grades Are In For Monsters University

Monsters Inc. predates my life as a parent by several years. I reckon the genesis of your relationship with Pixar’s 2001 animated gem isn’t radically different. It was the first family movie I remember loving. I was 25 years old. It should go without saying that it was damn near […]

An Epic Family Movie
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An Epic Family Movie

One of childhood’s most endearing qualities is the ability, of those still progressing through their formative years, to look out into a field and imagine mysterious creatures, and to stand in awe of the great unknown. EPIC, the glorious new film from Blue Sky Studios (Ice Age, Rio) is a […]

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