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#SpiderManHomecoming Screening, Press Junket, Goodwill DIY Spider-Man Challenge, Sailing Around NY, Sony Experience

6 Jul

I just want to start by saying thank you to Sony for the best Spider-Man Homecoming Press Junket ever!!! 

There’s nothing like getting that email that says we’d like to invite you to….

It started with a screening of Spider-Man Homecoming. I took my 14 year old son with me and we enjoyed the movie so much. I was like “did you see that and ohhh that was nice” and I was jumping in my seat. It’s great for teens. I also took my 10 year old daughter to another screening and she enjoys it as well. Concession snacks were given to us and it was a nice comfortable theater. 

Haven’t seen Michael Keaton in a while so it was good seeing him play the villain Vulture. When you have a family to support and protect and no one cares or wants to listen you will do anything to provide for them and that’s what made him evil. Can I just say I liked his costume which would make a good ride at an amusement park. 

Tom Holland played 15 year old Peter Parker (Spider-Man). I enjoyed the storyline how Peter Parker was determined to show Tony Stark that he can fight crime and was ready to be an Avenger. He took on lots of bad guys but that didn’t stop him. 

Jacob Batalon played Spider-Man’s best friend, (sidekick) Ned. He was hilarious. He’s one of those friends you want in school. He’s there for you sometimes for good and sometimes you’re like Nooooo why did you say that? He’s a funny guy in person and real down to earth and sweet.

Zendaya played Michelle. I loved her character who played a loner but smart girl. She always had these one liner remarks. Love this line: 

Zendaya: I can’t believe you guys are at this lame party

Ned: You’re here too

Zendaya: Am I? 

When you see the clip you’ll be laughing too. I noticed Michelle might have a crush on Peter Parker. Hmmmm. Anyway, Zendaya is beautiful and sweet too. 

I enjoyed the press Junket at the Whitby Hotel with the cast and they enjoyed taking selfies with me (especially Robert Downey Jr.) Take a look at my pics below. After the press Junket we boarded a private bus to the Goodwill to compete in a DIY challenge. We were given a $25 gift card and had 15 minutes to shop for clothing to make a Spider-Man costume. I made my daughter a SpiderMan costume. She enjoyed dressing up like Spider-Man the girl version and posing for pics. We love it!! Pics below. Once we rung up our items without going over $25 we took our clothes and got back on the bus and headed to Chelsea Piers to sail around Manhattan on the Adirondack and explore the sights that Spider-Man took on in the movie like the Staten Island Ferry. I love boats and I even got behind the wheel. The captain asked if I’ve drove boats before and I told him this was my second boat I drove and I think it’s gonna be a new hobby of mine. It was a beautiful day. Food and drinks were served and just a great time. 

​​Back at the hotel a sketch artist drew our pictures with the special powered they we told him we wanted to have. Of course I wanted to teleport. I didn’t get the full pic of what he created. It was supposed to be sent to my email but I never received so I only got a picture of the unfinished version. The pad he was using was from Dell. I would be on that all day. I love it. All the Dell computers were amazing. I also got video of myself falling off the side of a building. Spider-Man was supposed to rescue me but he was no where to be seen so I was screaming my lungs out. I obviously made it or I wouldn’t have written this post. Lol.

The next event we went to was at Sony Square for the Spider-Man Homecoming VR Experience. We took pics on the side of a building and the kids got to meet and take pics with Peter Parker ( Tom Holland) and Spider-Man this time. There’s also displays of the outfits worn in the movie and the weapons. The VR is fun for teens during adults  to experience. My daughter was able to try it though. 

What will you be doing on July 7th? Hopefully you’ll already have your tickets and go check out this amazing movie. I saw it twice and will probably see it again. Check out @spidermanmovie on Instagram

Disclosure: Hosted by Sony. Thanks again to Sony for all these amazing opportunities for Five Little Words. It’s always a pleasure to work with you. Opinions are mine and my kids 100% as always. Swag was given. 

Disney’s NEWSIES THE BROADWAY MUSICAL COMING TO CINEMAS/ Giveaway #NewsiesForever #FathomEvents #DisneyNewsies #Newsies #NYC

1 Feb

Straight from the Broadway stage, Fathom Events and Disney Theatrical Productions are thrilled to bring the Tony Award®-winning musical NEWSIES to cinemas nationwide in an exclusive three-day event on February 16, 18 and 22.


Filmed live on stage at the Pantages Theatre in Hollywood, CA, this not-to-be-missed high energy show stars Original Broadway cast members Jeremy Jordan as “Jack Kelly,” Kara Lindsay as “Katherine,” Ben Fankhauser as “Davey” and Andrew Keenan-Bolger as “Crutchie”. They’re joined by North American Tour stars Steve Blanchard as “Joseph Pulitzer,” and Aisha de Haas as “Medda Larkin,” and Ethan Steiner as “Les” along with members of both the Broadway and North American Tour ensembles, filling the stage with more “newsies” and more dancing than ever before.

Set in New York City at the turn of the century and based on a true story, Newsies is the rousing tale of Jack Kelly, a charismatic newsboy and leader of a ragged band of teenaged ‘newsies,’ who dreams only of a better life far from the hardship of the streets. But when publishing titans Joseph Pulitzer and William Randolph Hearst raise distribution prices at the newsboys’ expense, Jack finds a cause to fight for and rallies newsies from across the city to strike and take a stand for what’s right.

DISNEY’S NEWSIES

The Broadway Musical
 Dates and Times: 

Thursday, February 16 at 7:00pm 

Saturday, February 18 at 12:55pm

Wednesday, February, 22 at 7:00pm

 

BUY TICKETS HERE!  

Tickets are also available for purchase at: http://bit.ly/DisneyNewsies

GIVEAWAY: 

You can also to win a pair of passes to one of the screening in NY/NJ area here: https://goo.gl/forms/jtrtRUiHmid15iPq2

Disclosure: This is not a sponsored post. Five Little Words is not responsible for picking winner. Winners will be contacted through email. I was provided tickets. 


Disney Junior At The Movies: Mickey and the Roadster Racers And Ticket Screening Giveaway

11 Jan

Mickey’s BIG Celebration: Mickey And The Roadster RacersDate: Saturday, January 14, 2017

Time: 10:00AM

Run Time: 1 hour 10 minutes


In this all-new series, Mickey and the gang now run a super-cool garage where they take care of their brand-new, transforming roadsters, as they get ready for races around Hot Dog Hills and around the world! 

When they’re not on the road with Mickey competing for trophies, Minnie and Daisy run their own business, “The Happy Helpers”, solving problems for anyone needing a helping hand. Minnie’s skills know no limits and her style will still be as fashionable as ever.


 “Disney Junior at the Movies – Mickey’s BIG Celebration” is almost here! Come celebrate Mickey’s Birthday and be the FIRST to see Mickey’s all new series Mickey and the Roadster Racers on the BIG screen. You can sing and dance along with all your Disney Junior favorites, so grab the wheel and join the fun!

Be sure to check out Mickey, Minnie, Donald, Goofy, Daisy and your favorite Disney Junior pals as Fathom Events and Disney Junior present a special sneak peek of Mickey and the Roadster Racers in select movie theatres nationwide at this hot diggity racer-rific one-day event on Saturday, January 14th!

Attendees will also receive a $5 offer to the Disney Stores and a free e-book download, as well as other giveaways.

*GIVEAWAY*
Enter to win 2 tickets to the show in the link here: https://goo.gl/forms/KOhr52ikR70HyAMe2 

Where it says how did you hear about this event mention Five Little Words. 

Disclosure: This is not a sponsored post. Five Little Words is not responsible for ticket giveaway. Winner will be emailed. 

Volunteering with @Nissan @NYCommonPantry, Nissan Rogue, @RogueOneMovie #NissanRogueOne

23 Dec

I was excited that I was invited to help out Nissan and volunteer at my local food pantry “Common Pantry” New York’s largest-community based food pantry providing social services to communities throughout NYC. They are located at 8 East 109th St. 


Low income families can sign up to receive groceries such as fresh fruits and vegetables, canned goods, fresh bread, cereal, boxed items, milk, eggs, etc once a week. Common Pantry also serves meals to the homeless. 

A few volunteers took grocery orders from families on an iPad then orders came upstairs to where I was volunteering and I packed up the food in bags and handed it to them. I enjoyed packing bags and giving extra treats like a cupcakes, water and sandwiches. The community really appreciate this. For some this is all they have and I love helping people out. 

Even for Thanksgiving if you are signed up Common Pantry gives frozen turkeys and all the sides. The line goes around the  corner. When you live in a community where fresh fruits and vegetables are either expensive or nowhere to be found Common Pantry makes sure to take care of you. 

There are even working families who rely on Common Pantry for either the groceries or hot meals because they just aren’t making enough to feed their family. You should never feel ashamed to ask someone for help. I’ve told tons of people about Common Pantry. 

We volunteered for about four hours and after we hopped in the new Nissan Rogue, had a fabulous lunch at Maxwells Central Park then we were off to a screening of the new Star Wars Rogue One movie. I enjoyed the smooth ride in the Nissan Rogue. I can’t wait to test this baby out and go on a road trip. The movie was amazing. My son and I enjoyed it very much and all the concession snacks.


Don’t forget to check out: @nycommonpantry on Twitter and the Nissan Rogue @Nissan @NissanUSA

Website: http://www.nycommonpantry.org

http://www.NissanUSA.com

Huge thank you to Nissan and your great team, Common Pantry and Steven Oldham for an awesome day. 

Disclosure: Opinions are mine 100%. This post is not compensated. I was invited to this media/volunteer event. 

Moana Review #MoanaArtistTour #Disney #Moana 

23 Nov

I was invited to attend a very special presentation on the making of MOANA with Disney’s Creative Executive Jessica Julius at the Crosby Street Hotel. The presentation featured exclusive clips and behind the scenes information on the film, along with a Q&A session. I enjoyed seeing clips and learning what went on behind the scenes and how they created the characters, songs and dances. The island looked amazing. I also enjoyed seeing how the animals or Moana’s pets played a part in the film. 

Jessica Julius has been involved with “Moana” since day one, supporting the filmmakers’ development efforts. In addition to taking part in story/character/world development, Julius conducted intensive research for the film, utilizing books, online resources, expert consultants, local field trips and targeted island treks.

My family and I was also invited to see a screening of Moana. We loved it so much we saw it twice. I also purchased lots of toys because the film was that good and I just couldn’t resist. The cast was amazing. Very family friendly film and we loved the songs. We give the film 10 thumbs up. I loved how determined and strong Moana is as a young female. Take the whole family and enjoy this Disney film. 
ABOUT THE FILM: Three thousand years ago, the greatest sailors in the world voyaged across the vast Pacific, discovering the many islands of Oceania. But then, for a millennium, their voyages stopped – and no one knows why. From Walt Disney Animation Studios comes “Moana,” a sweeping, CG-animated feature film about an adventurous teenager who sails out on a daring mission to save her people. During her journey, Moana (voice of Auli‘i Cravalho) meets the once-mighty demigod Maui (voice of Dwayne Johnson), who guides her in her quest to become a master wayfinder. Together, they sail across the open ocean on an action-packed voyage, encountering enormous monsters and impossible odds, and along the way, Moana fulfills the ancient quest of her ancestors and discovers the one thing she’s always sought: her own identity. Directed by the renowned filmmaking team of Ron Clements and John Musker (“The Little Mermaid,” “Aladdin,” “The Princess & the Frog”) and produced by Osnat Shurer (“Lifted,” “One Man Band”), “Moana” sails into U.S. theaters today, Nov. 23, 2016.

Disclosure: I was invited to attend Moana Artist Tour and my family and I was invited to attend the Moana Screening. Thank you for the invite. 

Movie Review The Light Between Oceans #LightBetweenOceansNYC

1 Sep

I attended the VIP screening of The Light Between Oceans. This movie had me all kinds of crazy. Definitely lots of mixed emotions. Happy, sad, crying, laughing, hating, loving. Geez I mean what did I do to deserve this? Well you just have to see the movie to find out what I’m talking about. It’s based in the 1920’s about a lighthouse keeper and his wife. 


Will men do anything for love? Are some women evil? Can loneliness make you insane? Can losing someone make you lose your mind? I’ve gotten different comments about this movie but I actually liked it. It is long (but what movie isn’t?) and you have to pay attention unless you fall asleep then I don’t know what to tell you. I stayed up and I’m glad I did. 

The main characters in the movie are real life couple. Michael Fassbender and Alicia Vikander did a wonderful job. 


If you don’t mind a tear jerker movie then I advise you to bring Kleenex. I even noticed a few men getting teary eyed and sniffling. 

Following the movie was an after party at SpyGlass Rooftop. I enjoyed myself with friends, drinks and appetizers. 



In theaters this Friday, Septmeber 2nd. Check out @TheLightBetweenOceans on Instagram and @TLBOmovie on Twitter 


Disclosure: I was invited to this screening and after party. Opinions are mine as always. 

Pete’s Dragon Movie Recap In Theaters Today #PetesDragon

12 Aug

I took the kids to an advance screening of Pete’s Dragon courtesy of Disney and we absolutely loved it. We attend lots of movies and Disney always catches my heart. Not only did my daughter and I cry I also had goose bumps. You know when you can feel something about to happen in a scene and then it happens and you say, I knew that was gonna happen. That’s how I was. 


I never saw the original but now I think it’s time to find it and buy a copy so we can see the difference. I’m glad this wasn’t animated. Love animated films but this was good just the way it was. The cast was amazing and Pete played by Oakes Fegley was wonderful. It was also good to see Robert Redford in this movie. 

Why can’t Elliot the dragon be real? At least he can disappear and camouflage into different things. Did I mention my daughter wants one? If I had the space I wouldn’t mind having him too. Just saying. 

Pete’s Dragon is in theaters today. Every child can handle things different so I suggest parents to see the trailer first.  My kids are ages 9 and 13 and they had no problems. We saw it in 3D. 

Here’s a Synopsis: A reimagining of Disney’s cherished family film, “Pete’s Dragon” is the adventure of an orphaned boy named Pete and his best friend Elliot, who just so happens to be a dragon. “Pete’s Dragon” stars Bryce Dallas Howard (“Jurassic World”), Oakes Fegley (“This is Where I Leave You”), Wes Bentley (“The Hunger Games”), Karl Urban (“Star Trek”), Oona Laurence (“Southpaw”), Isiah Whitlock, Jr. (“Cedar Rapids”) and Oscar® winner Robert Redford (“Captain America: The Winter Soldier”). The film, which is directed by David Lowery (“Ain’t Them Bodies Saints”), is written by Lowery & Toby Halbrooks based on a screenplay by Malcolm Marmorstein and produced by Jim Whitaker (“The Finest Hours,” “Friday Night Lights”), with Barrie M. Osborne (“The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring,” “The Great Gatsby”) serving as executive producer.

 

For years, old wood carver Mr. Meacham (Robert Redford) has delighted local children with his tales of the fierce dragon that resides deep in the woods of the Pacific Northwest. To his daughter, Grace (Bryce Dallas Howard), who works as a forest ranger, these stories are little more than tall tales…until she meets Pete (Oakes Fegley). Pete is a mysterious 10-year-old with no family and no home who claims to live in the woods with a giant, green dragon named Elliot. And from Pete’s descriptions, Elliot seems remarkably similar to the dragon from Mr. Meacham’s stories. With the help of Natalie (Oona Laurence), an 11-yearold girl whose father Jack (Wes Bentley) owns the local lumber mill, Grace sets out to determine where Pete came from, where he belongs, and the truth about this dragon. Disney’s “Pete’s Dragon” opens in U.S. theaters today August 12, 2016.

Disney.com/petesdragon

Facebook.com/disneypetesdragon

Twitter.com/disneypetes

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Disclosure: My family and I were invited to this screening. Opinions are our own 100% as always. 

#TheBFG Movie Review 

29 Jun

Do you know any Big Friendly Giants? I surely don’t but if I did I would hope to know the one in Disney’s new movie The BFG. There are giants living in Giant Country and one of them is the friendliest giant you could ever meet. We were invited to a screening yesterday in Times Square. 



Sophie, a little orphan girl opens the curtain and spots something she shouldn’t see and is taken on a journey to Giant Country by a ginormous giant. Why did this giant take Sophie? He tells her he doesn’t want her to tell anyone about him because he doesn’t want to be locked away. 

BFG’s language isn’t quite the English language you’d expect to hear which is what makes it even more funnier when he speaks. He’s never had schooling but he can read. He’s never even had a grind or compliments for that matter. Listen closely for the unusual words he use.

BFG is a dream collector and can turn your dreaming into a friendly or evil one. He’s bullied by even more bigger incompetent Giants who can’t do anything for themselves and bother BFG for no reason. 

Once the bullies find out BFG is hiding a human they won’t stop until they find her. Sophie is a fighter though and a smart cookie who with the help of BFG enlist the help of The Queen of England.(Queen Mum) to get rid of these giant bullies for good. Do they succeed? I guess you have to check out the movie coming to theaters July 1st. Check @BFGMovie on Twitter for more info. 

Steven Spielberg did an amazing job. Ruby Barnhill plays Sophie and she’s so cute. She was perfect for the part. 

A Snozzcumber is a disgusting vegetable that BFG eats in Giant Country. It’s the only food he has. When you see it you will see why it’s disgusting. 


We enjoyed this film very much. We had a GLORIUMPTIOUS time. 


Disclosure: We were invited to attend screening by Disney. Opinions are mine 100% as always. 

Finding Dory Review #FindingDory #JustKeepSwimming 

16 Jun

I finally got to see Ellen Degeneres in person. Well, sorta in person or shall I say more like on the big screen and as a blue fish. We were invited to an advance screening of Disney Pixar’s Finding Dory in 3D. I’ve always been a fan of Ellen so if this is as close as I can get to her then I’ll take it. My kids and I have been waiting for Finding Dory and we were very excited to see how the movie played out. 


Dory is so cute. She’s not annoying to me at all. She just suffers from short term memory loss. What’s wrong with that? I would still love to have Dory as a friend because when she puts her mind to something she can remember things. She’s actually pretty smart.

Dory is on a mission to find her parents with the help of her friends. She was separated from them when she was younger. She goes through a lot to try and remember her childhood and where she lived so she can get back home. She’s one tough little fish. 

It was good to see Marlin and Nemo. Destiny the nearsighted whale shark was also a fun character. 

Everyone will be talking whale by the time they leave the theater. We enjoyed this film as we knew we would. We all still hope one day to meet Ellen in person at a taping of her show. 

http://movies.disney.com/finding-dory

Like on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/PixarFindingDory

Follow on Twitter: https://twitter.com/findingdory

Follow on Instagram: https://instagram.com/DisneyPixar

Voice Cast: Ellen DeGeneres, Albert Brooks, Ed O’Neill, Hayden Rolence, Kaitlin Olson, Ty Burrell, Diane Keaton, Eugene Levy.

Finding Dory is swimming to a theater near you June 17, 2016. Get your tickets now! And let me know Have You Seen Her?

Disclosure: We were invited to attend this screening. This post is not compensated. Opinions are mine 100% as always. 

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Out Of The Shadows Movie Review #TMNT2

3 Jun

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Out Of The Shadows hit theaters today and I’m sure many fans purchased their tickets in advance to not be disappointed when it’s sold out on opening day. 

Thanks to Paramount Pictures my family and I saw a movie screening  a few weeks ago and we absolutely loved it. Check out my favorites below. 


*Favorite scenes: Will Arnett aka Vernon Fenwick at basketball game getting hit my spit balls. Megan Fox aka Aptil O’ Neil and Stephen Amell aka Casey Jones fighting scene in alley. Turtles in airplane was very cool and funny. 

*Favorite laugh goes to: Tyler Perry aka Baxter Stockman. 

*Favorite Ninja Turtle: Raphael. I mean look at him. 

*Favorite vehicle: Turtle garbage truck with all the cool weapons. 

*Favorite food: Pizza of course 

*Favorite Villain: Shredder 

*Favorite place to hangout: Secret Sewer Lair 

*Favorite line: MY MAN

We also enjoyed Popsicles with Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles™ Michelangelo™, Donatello™, Raphael™ and Leonardo™.  They are the heroes of these frozen pops bold, refreshing flavors like, Orange Fury, Cherry Crush, Blue Raspberry Blast and Smashing Grape — this variety pack is helping parents share the turtle-power nostalgia with their little superheroes this summer.

Cherry Crush was choice number one. They kept us cool and we know the turtles would enjoy them too. Check out the Popsicles here: http://www.popsicle.com/product


Check out @TMNTMovie on Twitter for more info. Get your tickets now! http://www.teenagemutantninjaturtlesmovie.com/

Disclosure: My family and I were invited to the screening. Opinions are mine 100% as always.