Friday, March 9, 2018

Kid Food Nation Commercial Behind-the-Scenes

We have just wrapped up the filming yesterday afternoon (March 8th, 2018) with Corus Entertainment Inc. on the Kid Food Nation commercial for Global TV. As a Kid Food Nation winner for the first season, our son Brandon, along with another fellow BC winner named Oliver, were invited to film a commercial to spread the word to other kids (and their parents) about healthy eating and to submit their own original recipe at kidfoodnation.com.

Visit Brandon's blog at "Brandon's Adventures" on his thoughts about
his KFN commercial filming experience.

I think the kids interacting with each other and preparing their recipes together were so adorable.  Brandon's winning recipe was the "Cheesy Quesadilla". Oliver's winning recipe was the "Salmon with Roasted Vegetables".

Final edits will be aired near the end of March. Be sure to keep an eye out during the morning news as well as the evening news on Global TV. Special thanks to the following professionals for making this happen: Cherene Dyer-Kambeitz (Senior Writer, Producer and Director)

Kids, submit your recipe and enter for a chance to win a trip to Ottawa to attend an amazing gala!

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Tuesday, March 6, 2018

First Look at Disney's "Christopher Robin"

Take a look at the teaser trailer for Disney’s “Christopher Robin,” coming soon to theatres. In the heartwarming live action adventure, the young boy who embarked on countless adventures in the Hundred Acre Wood with his band of spirited and lovable stuffed animals, has grown up and lost his way. Now it is up to his childhood friends to venture into our world and help Christopher Robin remember the loving and playful boy who is still inside.

Disney’s “Christopher Robin” is directed by Marc Forster from a screenplay by Alex Ross Perry and Allison Schroeder and a story by Perry based on characters created by A.A. Milne. The producers are Brigham Taylor and Kristin Burr with Renée Wolfe and Jeremy Johns serving as executive producers. The film stars Ewan McGregor as Christopher Robin; Hayley Atwell as his wife Evelyn; Bronte Carmichael as his daughter Madeline; and Mark Gatiss as Keith Winslow, Robin’s boss. The film also features the voices of: Jim Cummings as Winnie the Pooh; Chris O’Dowd as Tigger; Brad Garrett as Eeyore; Toby Jones as Owl; Nick Mohammed as Piglet; Peter Capaldi as Rabbit; and Sophie Okonedo as Kanga.

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Wednesday, February 28, 2018

The Duchess of Cambridge Steps Out in Séraphine

NEW YORK, NY - February 28, 2018 - The Duchess of Cambridge wore Séraphine's Royal Blue Tailored Maternity Dress ($169) during her visit to the first annual Royal Foundation Forum yesterday. This is the Duchess' third time wearing this style!

Séraphine's Royal Blue Tailored Maternity Dress is designed to accentuate the empire waist with stylish gold button detailing under the bust. This dress is a favorite of the Duchess of Cambridge, who has worn it several times throughout her third pregnancy. Made in premium stretch woven fabric, it will adapt to your growing curves throughout your pregnancy.

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Monday, February 26, 2018

Disney's Lady and the Tramp Signature Collection BluRay/DVD {Review & Giveaway}

Experience the timeless tale three different ways along with all-new bonus features! We are proud to announce that this February, Disney's cherished animated classic, "Lady and the Tramp," joins the highly celebrated Walt Disney Signature Collection. Every member of the family will treasure this timeless tale—loaded with three versions of the film, classic bonus material and three all-new features—when it heads home on Digital Feb. 20 and on Blu-ray on Feb. 27.

The Walt Disney Signature Collection edition offers three exciting ways to watch Lady and the Tramp—the original theatrical version, sing-along mode and Walt’s story meetings—both Digitally and via the Multi-screen Edition (formerly the Blu-ray Combo Pack). The Multi-screen Edition includes Blu-ray, DVD and a Digital copy, giving in-home consumers the flexibility to watch the film on different devices. In addition to classic bonus features, all-new extras invite viewers to enter Walt Disney’s original office suite on the Studio lot, discover Walt’s personal passion for pups, and receive a celebrity-hosted spaghetti and meatballs cooking lesson.

Bonus Features:

BLU-RAY BONUS EXTRAS (Bonus varies by format):

Film Versions - 3 Ways to Watch the Movie
* New Sing-Along Version
* Inside Walt's Story Meetings
* Original Theatrical Version

Stories from Walt's Office - Learn about Walt through his trinkets and treasures

Walt & His Dogs - Meet the canine characters Walt loved

How To Make a Meatball and Other Fun Facts About Lady and the Tramp
- With "Oh My Disney" star Alexys Gabriele and Teen Chef Amber Kelley!

And more!

Now a celebrated part of the Walt Disney Signature Collection, Lady and the Tramp captivates audiences of all ages with brilliant animation, remarkable songs and new Bonus Extras!


ONE (1) lucky reader will have the opportunity to win their very own copy of Lady and the Tramp Blu-Ray/DVD. Contest is open to Canadian residents only, excluding Quebec, 18+ (ends March 21, 2018 at 12am PST). Winner will have 48 hours to respond to claim their prize. Good luck!

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Disclosure: I received a complimentary copy for review purposes. My opinions are my own and may differ from those of other consumers. No other compensation was given.

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Friday, February 16, 2018

Marvel Music and Hollywood Records Present Marvel Studios' Black Panther Original Motion Picture Score Soundtrack

Marvel Music/Hollywood Records are releasing the digital album of the Black Panther score, composed by Grammy®-nominated composer and songwriter Ludwig Göransson, on February 16, 2018.

The film is directed by Ryan Coogler and produced by Kevin Feige with Louis D’Esposito, Victoria Alonso, Nate Moore, Jeffrey Chernov and Stan Lee serving as executive producers. Ryan Coogler & Joe Robert Cole wrote the screenplay. Marvel Studios’ “Black Panther” hits U.S. theaters on February 16, 2018.

“Black Panther” marks Göransson’s third collaboration with director Ryan Coogler (“Creed,” “Fruitvale Station”). The Swedish-born composer wrote the original songs for “Creed” and has also produced albums for Childish Gambino, Haim, and Chance the Rapper.

Göransson recorded the score in London with a 132-piece western classical orchestra, African percussionists and a 40-person choir. Göransson said, "After reading Ryan’s first draft of the script, I quickly realized that the only way I could properly score ‘Black Panther’ was to travel to Africa to record, research and learn from as many musicians I could find. I was introduced to Senegal’s most incredible musicians and storytellers, and from there it all started to come together. One of the instruments that especially caught my attention was the talking drum, which together with West African sabar drums and ceremonial rhythms, became the foundation for the score.”

Göransson infused a wide array of African instrumentation into the score and character themes. Speaking about the score’s creation, Göransson notes: “The talking drum is used for T’Challa’s main theme, with one hit per syllable of his name played on the drum. For Erik Killmonger’s theme, the name was sung and screamed into a fula flute to convey the “musical interpretation of the character’s ferocity.” Sabar drums were used to “propel the story and to highlight both the country of Wakanda and T’Challa's movements, especially in his fight scenes.” Sabar drums are used in traditional African wrestling “making them perfect for the action scenes.”

Göransson’s biggest challenge was to blend a western classical orchestra and modern production with traditional African rhythms and harmonies. He adds, “Together with Ryan Coogler, we worked out new ways of combining the three elements into something traditionally authentic and truly unique, that I hope embodies the heart and soul of Wakanda."

The “Black Panther” digital album is available for pre-order HERE. The soundtrack can be streamed HERE .

About Marvel Studios’ “Black Panther”

Marvel Studios’ “Black Panther” follows T’Challa who, after the death of his father, the King of Wakanda, returns home to the isolated, technologically advanced African nation to succeed to the throne and take his rightful place as king. But when a powerful old enemy reappears, T’Challa’s mettle as king—and Black Panther—is tested when he is drawn into a formidable conflict that puts the fate of Wakanda and the entire world at risk. Faced with treachery and danger, the young king must rally his allies and release the full power of Black Panther to defeat his foes and secure the safety of his people and their way of life.

“Black Panther” stars Chadwick Boseman, Michael B. Jordan, Lupita Nyong’o, Danai Gurira, Martin Freeman, Daniel Kaluuya, Letitia Wright, Winston Duke, with Angela Bassett, with Forest Whitaker, and Andy Serkis.

About Marvel Entertainment

Marvel Entertainment, LLC, a wholly-owned subsidiary of The Walt Disney Company, is one of the world's most prominent character-based entertainment companies, built on a proven library of more than 8,000 characters featured in a variety of media over seventy years. Marvel utilizes its character franchises in entertainment, licensing and publishing. For more information visit marvel.com. © MARVEL
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Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Incredibles 2” Super-Special To Debut Tonight

Incredibles 2” unveiled a trio of teaser posters this week—the final poster is now available. See the images below.

Plus, TUNE IN to the Walt Disney Studios Canada social pages TONIGHT (February 14, 2018) to catch a Super-special look at “Incredibles 2.”

In “Incredibles 2,” Helen (voice of Holly Hunter) is called on to lead a campaign to bring Supers back, while Bob (voice of Craig T. Nelson) navigates the day-to-day heroics of “normal” life at home with Violet (voice of Sarah Vowell), Dash (voice of Huck Milner) and baby Jack-Jack—whose superpowers are about to be discovered. Their mission is derailed, however, when a new villain emerges with a brilliant and dangerous plot that threatens everything. But the Parrs don’t shy away from a challenge, especially with Frozone (voice of Samuel L. Jackson) by their side. That’s what makes this family so Incredible.

Written and directed by Brad Bird (“Iron Giant,” “The Incredibles,” “Ratatouille”) and produced by John Walker (“The Incredibles,” “Tomorrowland”) and Nicole Grindle (“Sanjay’s Super Team” short, “Toy Story 3” associate producer), Disney•Pixar’s “Incredibles 2” busts into theatres on June 15, 2018.


Helen (voice of Holly Hunter) is called on to help bring Supers back, while Bob (voice of Craig T. Nelson) navigates the day-to-day heroics of “normal” life at home when a new villain hatches a brilliant and dangerous plot that only the Incredibles can overcome together.


* Released in 2004, “The Incredibles” grossed more than $633 million worldwide. Earning more than $70 million opening weekend, “The Incredibles” posted the second-largest opening at the time for an animated feature. 

* Director Brad Bird helmed “The Incredibles,” which won an Academy Award® for best animated feature film of the year. Bird also directed Pixar Animation Studios’ 2007 Oscar®-winning film “Ratatouille,” as well as 2011’s live-action film “Mission Impossible: Ghost Protocol,” 2015’s “Tomorrowland” and 1999’s BAFTA-winning animated film “The Iron Giant.”
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Tuesday, February 13, 2018

Kat Von D Studded Kiss Crème Lipstick {Review}

First of all, the package/lipstick casing is pretty cool! I received a KatVonDBeauty StuddedKiss Creme Lipstick in a bold, red shade called "Misfit". It was a random color I that was sent to me as part of the Influenster Program. It's a nice color choice, but I still prefer more natural/neutral shades. It feels lightweight and long-lasting. I also like the mild sweet scent.

Disclosure: I received samples of the above product(s) for my review in this post as part of the Influenster VoxBox Campaign. My opinions are my own and may differ from those of other consumers. No other compensation was given.

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