Thursday, July 31, 2014

Phineas and Ferb Star Wars

I've been a big fan of Star Wars since the beginning, but I'm not so serious about it that I can't enjoy a little good-natured parody by Phineas and Ferb. My niece and I have been waiting months to see their new Star Wars special. We always enjoy the crazy antics of Phineas and Ferb and this was no exception. We started laughing during the first minute and didn't stop for at least half the show. We loved all of the little injokes and references to all of the other Star Wars movies.

I have to say, some of the jokes were expected and some were out of left-field. While all of them made me laugh, I had a few favorites. I totally want a Perry the Platypus in carbonite. I have no idea what I would do with it, but I definitely need one. Ferb's hair as Darth Maul was just ridiculous and hilarious. And Doofenschmirtz as a Darth was both pathetic and funny.

Overall, we loved it. It was hilarious! A definite keeper. (We've actually watched it 3 more times since it debuted on Saturday, and I can't wait until it's available on DVD.) The songs are so catchy, my niece has been singing them for days! As she said during the credits, "That was the greatest movie of Phineas and Ferb history!"

Saturday, July 19, 2014

Sunday, July 6, 2014

Patriotic Movies

Are you looking for a good patriotic movie to watch this weekend? Be sure to check out my posts on great movies to watch on the fourth and even more patriotic movies. My favorite holiday movie is Stars and Stripes Forever, which is finally available on DVD and Blu-ray. If you like musicals and the marches of John Phillips Sousa, be sure to check it out.

Tuesday, July 1, 2014

Movie Candy

My niece loves to have candy at the movies.  Her favorite is plain M&Ms, either regular size or minis. Unfortunately,  she inevitably manages to drop some or all of them. We've tried several different things to keep her from dropping her M&Ms. First we just put them in a sandwich baggie, but she still dropped it.  Next,  we brought an empty M&M minis tube, but it tipped over. Finally,  while getting ready to see Monster's University, I had a scathingly brilliant idea - why not bring a cup that would fit into the cup holder in the arm of the seat? I don't know why it took me so long to figure it out,  but it worked like a charm.

We have several of those inexpensive,  plastic,  reusable party cups that Hallmark makes, so I thought that would be the perfect solution. My niece especially likes the Disney and Marvel cups,  so we have Brave, Thor, Iron Man, Captain America, Black Widow, Avengers, Sofia the First, Jake and the Neverland Pirates, and a new Monster's University one that we used during the movie.  We also have a few Tink and Captain Hook Minute Maid cups that we got from restaurants at Disneyworld. We try to be eco friendly,  so we tend to reuse whenever we can. Consider trying it the next time you take your kids to the movies.  I think you'll be happy with the results.