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It’s funny how the colors of the real world only seem really real when you watch them on a screen. ― Anthony Burgess

There’s nothing more decadent than a rainy day and a movie marathon. I haven’t finished Netflix yet, but here are a few of my Tried and True movie and TV reviews including soccer movies for girls, suspenseful movies and animated movies for the littles, all to help you answer the burning question – what should I watch tonight?

The War with Grandpa Review

The War with Grandpa Review

Poor Grandpas everywhere. Robert DeNiro just raised the bar for patience, understanding, and antics.  The War with Grandpa is a clean, funny movie with a message that everyone will enjoy. Put it on your family movie list to watch this weekend: When movie legends...

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The Secret: Dare to Dream Review

The Secret: Dare to Dream Review

It was great to see Katie Holmes in a leading role again. Haven’t we all been curious about how she’s been doing life since her break up with Tom Cruise, which seems like eons ago, and yet just yesterday? Katie’s new movie, The Secret: Dare to Dream, is a heartwarming...

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Superpower Dogs 3D at Perot Museum

Superpower Dogs 3D at Perot Museum

Discover the inspiring true story of extraordinary dogs and their life-saving superpowers at Superpower Dogs 3D at Perot Museum. Journey around the globe and meet remarkable dogs who save lives and discover the powerful bond they share with their human partners.

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8 fun soccer movies for girls

8 fun soccer movies for girls

Good gosh, it took a long time to get that school year done with, yes? Now that summer officially here and the FIFA Women’s World Cup in France just around the corner, the conditions are perfect to go all in for soccer a go-go. If you have a soccer-crazy daughter like...

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Wonder Park has a great message for kids and adults

WONDER PARK tells the story of a magnificent amusement park where the imagination of an optimistic, imaginative, and wildly creative girl named June comes alive. Me and the Cupcake kicked off Spring Break with a girl date and a movie. Getting complimentary passes to...

“Lego Movie 2: The Second Part” Giveaway!

This  is a sponsored post. All opinions are that of our talented MommyUpgrade guest writer, Julie Grimmett <3 . She attended the media preview and offers her synopsis below. Forging friendships, overcoming wrong first impressions, and learning what it means to grow...

5 Things You Should Know About The Kid Who Would Be King

I received a complimentary. media pass to preview this movie.  All opinions are my own. What would happen if a boy who was constantly bullied at school, accidentally found and removed Excalibur, and then had to convince his friends, enemies, and mum that he hadn't...

Travels with My Father – Netflix Review

I’ve been crushing on a Netflix originals show and telling everyone IRL to watch. It’s got bad language, and it is completely inappropriate at times, (okay, a lot of the time) and that typically would make it flag it as “not suitable” for MommyUpgrade, but -- I’m...
Movie Review: A Wrinkle In Time

Movie Review: A Wrinkle In Time

Usually when a movie sticks with me, it’s because I really liked it. I wish I could say that about Disney’s Wrinkle in Time (see official trailer below) but I really didn’t like it. I mean, the costumes, yes. Interesting. Make-up, meh. Kinda cool I guess? I mean, it...

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Forever My Girl Movie Review

Forever My Girl Movie Review

Oh girl. Go grab a friend and see the new movie, Forever My Girl with Alex Roe and Jessica Rothe. It opens January 19th. Based on the Forever My Girl (The Beaumont Series) (Volume 1) book by same author Heidi McLaughlin, this is the story of small-town high school...

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Paddington 2 is a must-see!

Paddington 2 is a must-see!

I’m a bit of a Paddington junkie. I still have all my Paddington books from when I was a kid. Reading the best-selling and internationally adored books by Michael Bond with my Dad is a memory I super cherish: we would laugh at that British bear’s antics to no end!...

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The Man Who Invented Christmas

The Man Who Invented Christmas

This time of year you can easily dial up any number of versions of the Charles Dickens famous tale, The Night Before Christmas, everything from painful pop and SNL versions to Mickey Mouse and (my favorite imitation) the Muppets. Unquestionably, the original sets the...

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Five things I love about My Little Pony

Five things I love about My Little Pony

Perot girls are super excited that the My Little Pony the MOVIE is being released this week! I really have to believe that Ponyville is a magical place that we all want to esacape to now and then, and to think that a dark force may threaten it’s very existence is...

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New film Lady Macbeth – she’s no lady!

New film Lady Macbeth – she’s no lady!

If you like movies that are dark and twisted, that make you uncomfortable and a little disturbed, I have the perfect suggestion for you! There's a new period drama hitting sneaking into theaters called Lady Macbeth. I caution you though, if you're looking to get your...

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My Blog Squad – favorite DFW Bloggers

My Blog Squad – favorite DFW Bloggers

Part of what makes blogging so fun, is the other bloggers you meet and develop friendships with. They are an amazeballs group of women with some really cool content and tons of creativity. Check out this roundup of our squad! (Thanks to @GingerCasa for putting this...

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Shopkins Chef Club Movie Review

Shopkins Chef Club Movie Review

I know you’re getting ready to hit the road for the holiday – so I have a suggestion for your sanity. The new Shopkins Chef Club movie would be a great way for your little girl to spend some screen time, and actually learn a good message about what bad can happen if...

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KidFilm Festival Coming to Dallas

KidFilm Festival Coming to Dallas

This came across my desk and I thought I'd pass it along. The 32nd annual KidFilm® Festival is headed to the Angelika Film Center, 5321 E. Mockingbird Lane, Dallas this weekend January 23-24, and it really sounds fantastic. KidFilm is the oldest and largest-attended...

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Paddington Movie Review – It’s Great Fun!

Paddington Movie Review – It’s Great Fun!

England. Oh, how we heart England in our house. My love for the Brits began well before our recent summer vacation. It predates my obsession with Downton Abbey. It started long before my Brit-born husband swept me off my feet. In fact, there was one special Brit that...

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