New Blu-rays and DVDs this week include Marvel’s Captain America: Civil War (review | Chris Evans, Robert Downey Jr.), Conjuring 2 (Vera Farmiga), and De Palma (documentary). The third Captain America film is at the top of my list. I’ve seen it at the theater, but I plan on watching it again on Blu-ray. Continue reading for a summary of the new Blu-rays and DVDs for this week.
As I mentioned previously, Marvel Universe LIVE! is coming to Portland, Oregon. The kids and I can’t wait to see the the spectacular event. According to what I’ve read, Marvel Universe LIVE! is the largest assembly of Marvel super heroes and villains. There are over 25 superpeople (is that a word?) — including Spider-Man, the Avengers, X-men, Loki, Doc Ock, Green Goblin, and Aldrich Killian. Marvel Universe LIVE! will be at the Moda Center March 3-6.
The kids and I are really excited about the Marvel Universe LIVE! show coming to Portland. The action-packed event features over 25 Marvel characters — like Spider-Man, Iron Man, Black Widow, Hulk, X-men, Loki, and the Green Goblin. The show is filled with award-winning special effects, cutting edge pyrotechnics and amazing aerial stunts. Marvel Universe LIVE! will take place at the Moda Center March 3-6, 2016.
Looking for a gift idea for a movie lover? If you are, then you are in luck. I’ve compiled a list of Blu-rays and DVDs that stood out this past year. Thirteen films you should check out include Jurassic World, Pitch Perfect 2, Minions, Big Hero 6, Marvel’s Avengers: Age of Ultron, Ant-Man, Teen Beach Movie 2, The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies, Insurgent, Home, Paper Towns, Vikings Season 3 and Home Alone Ultimate Collector’s Edition.
Halloween is over, Thanksgiving is coming up, and Christmas is just around the corner. If you’re already thinking about what to get your kids for Christ
mas, then I have some ideas for you. It’s not easy finding the right toy for kids, right? It’s not easy for me either, but I do have a method that I like to use. Basically, I try to visualize in my mind if my children will like a particular toy. I factor in their personalities and things I know they like. For instance, I can visualize my two youngest kids role playing with FurReal Friends StarLily and Play All Day Elmo. My older boy (superhero fanboy) would probably like the Marvel’s Avengers Starter Pack, and my oldest girl (brainy child) would probably like Scrabble Twist. I don’t know for certain if my kids will like the toys I get them, but I think visualizing helps with the process.
My son and I can’t wait to see the Deadpool movie next February. We love Deadpool. He’s funny like Spiderman, but he has no moral compass. He’s not a villain, so I guess that makes Deadpool an anti-hero. For those of you who don’t know, Deadpool’s super power is speed healing. He’s just about impossible to kill. In fact, if his head was severed, all he has do is stitch it back on and he’s good to go. BTW, Deadpool’s real name is Wade Wilson. Wade got his super power from a secret organization (remember the X-Men Origins: Wolverine movie?). Even though he’s not like the other superheroes, Deadpool is one my favorite superhero characters. That’s one of the reasons why I love my new Deadpool costume (see photos). It’s awesome!
Good morning, dads and moms! Tomorrow is Mother’s Day! I think we’re going to a pancake house. We go there every year. Anyways, I have two winner announcements this morning. But first, below is the current giveaway on my dad blog.
- Strawberry Shortcake Berry Best In Show Giveaway (dad blog, ends 5/14)
Marvel’s Avengers: Age of Ultron opens this Friday. My son and I can’t wait to see the new Marvel movie. We’re big fanboys of the superhero genre. In fact, we’re going to an early screening tonight. We’re so excited. Speaking of Avengers, check out the tumblers and water bottle I received for review on my dad blog. The samples are part of Tervis’ line of new and officially licensed Avengers: Age of Ultron mugs and tumblers to keep super fans hydrated. They are marv-tastic. My son already stole one of the cups and is showing it off at school. And thanks to Tervis, three readers of my dad blog can each win a tumbler and coffee mug. Awesome, right?
My son and I saw a screening of the Amazing Spider-man last night. It’s a reboot of the last three Spiderman movies. This time around, the villain is the Lizard. My son and I both enjoyed the movie. My son love this version the best, but I like the original series better. The Amazing Spider-man (Columbia Pictures and Sony Pictures Entertainment) opens in theaters today. Below is a quick summary of the film. Continue reading for the full movie review of the new Spider-man movie.
The 411 for The Amazing Spider-man
|The story||It’s an origin story featuring Spiderman and the evil Lizard|
|Appropriateness for children||There’s a few scenes with bad language. Some of the action scenes were also violent and intense.|
|IMAX 3D effects||Really sharp|
|Release date||July 3, 2012|
|Rating||Rated PG-13 for sequences of action and violence|