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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?

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...

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“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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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...

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!...

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...
Can my 6 year old see Maleficent?

Can my 6 year old see Maleficent?

Like many parents who have been intrigued by the Maleficent trailers, I couldn't wait to see the summer blockbuster from Disney. Even the hubs wanted to see it and I’m sure Angelina Jolie had nothing to do with his interest in the movie. 🙂 But there was one member of...

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Sprout Network’s New Original Programming

Sprout Network’s New Original Programming

I don’t know when it’s going to happen, but one day I’m going to be able to use the potty without my entourage of 6 year olds: two pugs and one child. (Lest we forget my pseudo-6 year old hubs who thinks it’s hilarious to bang on the door as soon as I sit down.) Until...

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Beverly Hills Chihuahua 3 Review

“Mommy, what are ChiLAwas? “ “They’re dogs.” “No they aren’t. “ You have to forgive the 4 year old Princess Cupcake -- we have pugs. And truthfully, I don’t think she believes they are dogs either. They’re known to her as “Beni and BeauBeau,” short for Mon Peitie...

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