I received free products in order to host the Bright Starts sponsored Play Date. The opinions expressed here are my own. There’s no sound quite as magical as a baby’s laughter! Those tiny giggles have the amazing ability to brighten even the most stressful, exhausting days. One of our favorite brands wants to make sure there is as much baby laughter in the world as possible. Bright Starts™, a brand committed to smiles, giggles and happy babies, is calling all tiny tots to join the League of Little Laughers!  I recently received products to test out with some young ones and...
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Charles Ross’s “One Man Star Wars Trilogy” has modest beginnings, as the man takes centre stage in a boiler suit, to sing the 20th Century Fox fanfare, and from then on he whirlwinds through the A New Hope before you have even had a second to think. After running through the 123 minute long film in roughly 20, he has a quick chat with the audience, a swig of water, before running through the last two films, finishing off the original trilogy in the space of an hour. Attending the show I wasn’t really sure what to expect from it, I had specifically...
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What if dinosaurs weren’t extinct?  How would they co-exist with humans?  In Disney/Pixar’s latest creation, The Good Dinosaur, that notorious asteroid missed Earth and the dinosaurs survived and evolved.  In typical Pixar fashion, we are introduced to a world that is beyond beautiful, with imagery so vivid you feel like you are in the middle of that forest or swimming in the stream.  We meet a pair of Apatosaurs named Henry (voiced by Jeffrey Wright) and Ida (voiced by Frances McDormand) who have built a nice homestead that includes a cornfield, a food silo and a group of crazy chickens.  They come...
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The loveable Strawberry Shortcake and her friends from my childhood are back from 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment and American Greetings with all new adventures in Strawberry Shortcake: Berry Bake Shop. This delectable collection contains 3 sweet adventures for the whole family to enjoy. The first story is about how Cherry and Huckleberry discover patience, practice and confidence, work a whole lot better than a good luck charm in “The Berry Lucky Day”. The second story is about how Lemon and Raspberry try to cover for Blueberry’s absence at a Masquerade Ball by dressing up as their friend, giving everyone...
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This week, my husband and I enjoyed checking out a sneak preview of Bridge of Spies, which will be opening to the public on October 16th.  This Steven Spielberg movie is a historical drama and spy thriller, based on the 1960 U-2 incident during the Cold War between the United States the then Soviet Union.  Bridge of Spies revolves around James B. Donovan (Tom Hanks), an insurance lawyer selected to represent a possible Soviet spy in court named Rudolf Abel (Mark Rylance).   Through his dedicated work for Rudolf Abel, Donovan catches the attention and respect of CIA leadership and is selected...
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