July 22, 2016

Kubo and the Two Strings Coming to a Theater Near You


Kubo and the Two Strings is an epic action-adventure set in a fantastical Japan from acclaimed animation studio LAIKA. Clever, kindhearted Kubo (voiced by Art Parkinson of “Game of Thrones”) ekes out a humble living, telling stories to the people of his seaside town including Hosato (George Takei), Akihiro (Cary-Hiroyuki Tagawa), and Kameyo (Academy Award nominee Brenda Vaccaro). But his relatively quiet existence is shattered when he accidentally summons a spirit from his past which storms down from the heavens to enforce an age-old vendetta. Now on the run, Kubo joins forces with Monkey (Academy Award winner Charlize Theron) and Beetle (Academy Award winner Matthew McConaughey), and sets out on a thrilling quest to save his family and solve the mystery of his fallen father, the greatest samurai warrior the world has ever known. 


With the help of his shamisen – a magical musical instrument – Kubo must battle gods and monsters, including the vengeful Moon King (Academy Award nominee Ralph Fiennes) and the evil twin Sisters (Academy Award nominee Rooney Mara), to unlock the secret of his legacy, reunite his family, and fulfill his heroic destiny.

We can hardly wait for the release of Kubo.  Check out the trailer below.










Disclosure: Many thanks to Nickelodeon and The Karpel Group for the opportunity to share this trailer with you.  No monetary compensation was received.

July 20, 2016

Check Out the Latest Blaze and the Monster Machines DVD Release from Nickelodeon DVD @nickelodeondvd

Blaze must put his best "wheel" forward to save the day in Blaze and the Monster Machines: Fired Up! Fans of the speed-racing, STEM-savvy monster truck won't want to miss this brand-new DVD collection that includes some of the most high-octane action adventures yet! Whether it's morphing into a fire truck and putting out fires, embarking on slippery adventures to save a truck wash, or racing to deliver medicine to cure sick trucks, Blaze, AJ and their friends are sure to use science, technology, engineering and math to save the day! 

Blaze and the Monster Machines: Fired Up! DVD includes:

  • Fired Up! - Blaze smells smoke at Axle City's garage, so he calmly and courageously leads his friends outside to safety. The Fire Chief is impressed with Blaze and encourages him to work hard to earn his firefighter badge and join his team. Blaze and AJ set out on a series of thrilling adventures to avert disaster in Axle City.
  • Five Alarm Blaze - While racing at the Monster Dome, Blaze must transform into a fire engine to put out a fire. As all the racing fans celebrate his heroism, Blaze and AJ get a call from the Fire Chief and his crew who need their help. Blaze has to race to the emergency, overcoming obstacles and preventing catastrophes along the way.
  • Trouble at the Truck Wash - When Crusher pours too much soap into Gabby's Truck Wash, its pieces explode out across Axle City! Blaze and AJ must embark on a sudsy, soapy quest to track down the missing pieces and rebuild the Truck Wash.
  • Sneezing Cold - Gabby, Blaze and AJ are out in the wilderness when they get a call-all of Blaze's friends have come down with a silly sickness called the Sneezels! Now our heroes must race back to Axle City to deliver the fuel that the sick trucks need to feel better.

Be sure to follow @NickelodeonDVD on Twitter because this week your RT could win your little one their very own Blaze and the Monster Machines:  Fired Up! dvd.  How awesome is that.?!

Here are a few Fast Facts on Blaze and the Monster Machines: Fired Up! :

  • Street Date: July 12, 2016
  • Catalog: 59178175000 (USA); 59178176000 (CAN)
  • Running Time: 88 Minutes
  • Audio: English 5.1 Dolby Digital, Spanish & French Dolby Stereo
  • S.R.P. $14.99

Disclosure: Many thanks to Nickelodeon and The Karpel Group for the opportunity to review this wonderful DVD. We received a review copy in exchange for this review. No monetary compensation was received.


Phiona’s Story: The Queen of Katwe

What's on your list of must see movies this year?

Have you heard the buzz the Queen of Katwe?

It's the story of Phiona, a young girl from Uganda who learns to play chess which leads to a world of opportunities.  

Disney picked up on the story and made it into a movie scheduled to release later this year.  I am so looking forward to sharing this movie with my kids.  Not only is it an inpirational story BUT Lupita Nyong'o and David Oyelowo have starring roles in the movie.  OMG!!!  I love me some Lupita and am a huge fan of David from his roles in Selma and the highly underrated flick Captive.



Often the book is much better than the movie and I can't wait to compare the two.  I indulged in this awesome story of this dynamic young lady.  I'm excited about Disney sharing her story so the world can learn how she is giving back to her beloved country and empowering other girls and inspiring women everywhere.  Phiona hasn't even  graduated high school yet but chess has opened so many doors for her.   Through Sports Outreach, the organization which introduced Phiona to chess, many other youth are offered opportunities to learn, grow and strengthen their communities. 

Sports Outreach is a mission project which uses sports as a means of spreading the gospel.  Sports Outreach helps feed, clothe and teach thousands of children.  Check out more of this fascinating story in the video below




For more information on this awesome charity and the story of Phiona:  The Queen of Katwe visit www.sportsoutreach.net and be sure to check out The Queen of Katwe coming soon to a theater near you.









Disclosure: Many thanks to Buzzplant for the opportunity to review this title. I received a book in exchange for this review. The views expressed above are mine. No monetary compensation was received. 

June 21, 2016

I Have A Voice by Tyler Williams Book Review

Our children are growing up and Hubby and I are committed to preparing them for life. An integral part of that preparation requires us to teach them about wining and failing.  Yes, failure.  In this society where winning is everything, it's important to teach kids the importance of failing.  

Wining is great but sometimes we don't win and for some the realization of not being numero uno is major.  Some never recoup from it.  Hubby and I want our kids to know failure means you tried and trying IS everything.  So what if you fail... at least you tried.

Everyone has a story... this is the story of Tyler Williams.  

Tyler Williams has known success. He has performed in Atlanta's famed Fox Theatre, raced down Victory Lane as a NASCAR driver, worked on hit film and TV shows, and sang for thousands in packed arenas. But Tyler has also known failure, devastating setbacks, and the pain of lost love. He knows how it feels to be lost, disconnected from himself and his passion.

Tyler tells his story of losing his "voice," navigating life for many years without it, then finding it again‹and finding himself in the process. I Have a Voice is full of life lessons that people both young and old will recognize. This is a book of hope, challenges and breakthrough moments. Tyler recounts his personal journey and uses his experience to help guide readers back to their own voices without dictating the steps to get there. Those who have lost their purpose, passion and "voice" will find renewal in his words.


My Thoughts:

Growing up can be difficult especially when you found constant successes at a young age.  Tyler Williams had it all but as he got older he lost himself amidst waning fame and glory.  His story is like that of so many who, like Tyler, lose their fervor for life when faced with life's challenges.  Tyler's story reminds us life is full of highs and lows but it's those valleys where we learn.  His story is perfect for young adults who may have recently graduated high school, or college or even those just out there who are just not sure about this thing called life.

Tyler speaks candidly about his experience of life, love, career and finances.  Tyler's wake-up call came after failure seemed to knock at his door time after time.  Sadly, he was so used to winning when failure knocked, he opened the door and failure knocked him on his feet every single time.  However, when he realized he had the power within him to meet failure face to face and win and win he did.  Way to go Tyler!  

Tyler's story is an uplifting tale of overcoming amidst self doubt and he shares how he found the inner strength to face doubt.

About the Author:
Tyler Williams - an author, speaker, country music singer, former child entertainer and NASCAR All-American driver is passionate about helping you find your voice, your passions and your intentions, setting you up to perform at the highest levels each and every day. Knowing your voice, your passions and your intentions empower you to engage life fully awake and alive - The Amplified Life. In his spare time, Tyler enjoys motorsports and living a life of exploration.

Read it:  Click here to read a sample of William's I Have A Voice

Buy It:  I Have A Voice is available at bookstores worldwide and online retailers including Walmart, Amazon and more.









Disclosure: Many thanks to The Cadence Group for the opportunity to review this title. I received a review copy in exchange for this review. No monetary compensation was received. For more information on the Disclosure Policy of Three Boys and an Old Lady blog, please visit http://threeboysandanoldlady.blogspot.com/2010/01/advertisecontact.html  


June 16, 2016

Disney Pixar Presents FINDING DORY is now playing in theatres everywhere! #Disney @FindingDory

FINDING DORY is now playing in theaters everywhere!





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