Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Boy Meets World & Girl Meets World

Back around the beginning of November news started trickling out.

The rumors are true.

They are totally making a spin-off of my all time most favorite tv show ever, Boy Meets World. It'll be about Cory and Topanga's daughter Riley and will be titled GIRL MEETS WORLD. (Here's the original article I saw announcing the greatness TVline.)

Thing is though, it'll be about their teenage daughter. Which considering how disney does teenagers lately I'm not totally sure about this. I'm not sure if it's the directors or actors but most of those shows are bursting at the seams with too much overacting and it sorta makes me want to barf.

Well it's in the news again since just yesterday it was announced that both Danielle Fishel (Topanga Lawrence) and Ben Savage (Cory Matthews) have signed on to be on the show (or at least the pilot for Danielle! It sounds, though I'm not sure, Ben has signed on for a few more episodes than that.)

You can see the Huffington Post article about it & here's an Entertainment Weekly article.

However there is a HUGE bright spot for the show and that is Michael Jacobs is still involved with it (the original creator of Boy Meets World and who also worked on shows like Charles in Charge and Dinosaurs).  That man has had many a good visions in the past so I'm crossing my fingers (and toes and everything else) that this new show doesn't sour my love for this tremendous old show!

(In case you doubt my love for this show, here are just a few older posts where I mention how much I love it.)

Wednesday, November 21, 2012

The Epic Tales of a Misfit Hero (Review)

Title: The Epic Tales of a Misfit Hero [on facebook]
Author: Matt Peterson [blog]
Pages: 104, paperback
Release Date: August 2012
Publisher: Cedar Fort Inc
ISBN: 1599559994
Add it: Goodreads | Shelfari

My review: A fun scouting adventure turns into a little more than any one planned for. Andy and his fellow scouts show that even though they're young and still learning they are strong and know when to ask for help. My 9 year old and I enjoyed reading this one together! A fun book for everyone though I think ages 7-13 would especially like it!

About the book: From passing the sacrament with his fly down to failing miserably at capture the flag, Andrew knows he'll never be able to fulfill his duties as a deacon. But when tragedy strikes on his Boy Scout backpacking trip, Andrew's whole troop must become stronger than they ever imagined. This hilarious coming-of-age story is bound to have you rooting for a "misfit" hero.

More info on Author Matt Peterson:

Matt has been working with Scouts and Young Men for over ten years. He has led adventures into deep canyons, up tall mountains, and through ragining rivers. Search and Rescue has only been called once.
Matt lives in Mesa, Arizona, with his wife and five kids. He served a mission in Sao Paulo, Brazil, where he learned Portuguese, how to love the people, and how to walk really fast. In his spare time, he runs a free neighborhood sports league for kids.

[I was given a copy to review.]

Tuesday, November 20, 2012

In My Mailbox: Athena & An Unlikely Match

Can't wait to dive into these!! This week I got Athena (Heather B. Moore) & An Unlikely Match (Sarah M Eden).

The next in the series from The Newport Ladies Book Club is Athena by Heather B. Moore.

(The others in the series)


Sarah M. Eden writes some of the best regency romance I've read! The second I got this one I was already reading the first few pages. Her new book An Unlikely Match


Saturday, November 17, 2012

Christmas Oranges (Review) & Interview w/ Actors!

My Review:
My family and I got a chance to screen and review the new movie Christmas Oranges. It was such a fun movie! I have three young kids ages 9, 6 and 5 and I gotta tell you I was amazed that they all sat still and watched the entire thing without getting up once. We are a media loving family but it's not often we find a movie that appeals to everyone! In fact not only did they love it the first time, they've watched it 3 more times in the past one and a half weeks! They loved all the fun kid actors (and the adults were great too!).

The cinematography was fantastic and I really enjoyed Lyde's style. Definitely a fun one to add to your family's Christmas collection.

Buy it from Amazon here:

More Information: 
Format: DVD
Rating: PG
Director: John Lyde
Production Company: MainStay Productions
Studio: Covenant Communications
Release Date: November 6, 2012
Run Time: 100 minutes

From Amazon:
Christmas Oranges, starring: Edward Herrmann, Nancy Stafford, Bailee Johnson. Christmas is a Time of Miracles In a town not so far away and a time not so long ago, baby Rose was left at Greenwoods Orphanage, where Mrs. Hartley (Nancy Stafford) and the children under her care become the young child's family. But when tragedy strikes, Rose (Bailee Johnson) loses the only home she has ever known and is abruptly shipped to Irongates a place that seems as cold and cruel as her previous home was kind. The strict headmaster, Mr. Crampton (Edward Herrmann), immediately seems to dislike Rose and makes sure all children are punished for any infraction of his rules. When she learns that every Christmas Mr. Crampton's generous brother gives an orange to each child, Rose waits in eager anticipation. She's certain it must be the most delicious treat in the world. However, on Christmas morning, Rose is devastated when she learns Mr. Crampton is punishing her again. But Christmas is a time of miracles. Share a slice of Christmas sweetened with friendship in this poignant Christmas story based on a classic holiday tale.

Interview with some actors!
It just so happens that I scored an interview with a few of the actors from the movie! I'd like to give a big thanks the Hunt family for being willing to participate on my blog. Ethan Hunt played Gilbert and his siblings got to portray some of the younger orphans in the first scene when baby Rose was left on the door step. 

What did you like about being in the movie Christmas Oranges? 
Ethan (age 12-today is his birthday!!!): I liked acting with all the kids because I got to spend time with them and play games with them. I also liked crafty on set (could eat snacks all day long). 

How did you like playing a bully? 
Ethan: I really liked it because I had never played a character like that before!

How did you like the premiere?
Ethan: It was a lot of fun to see and hear the people's reactions when they watched the movie! And signing autographs was fun!

Joshua (age 8): I liked working with my family and seeing myself on the big screen. I always wanted to be in a movie and my dad finally found a part for me!

Jaxon (age 6): I liked being with all the kids and seeing baby "rose". 

Hannah (age 4): I liked acting with the kids. I loved the baby"rose". I liked working with my daddy. And I liked working with my brother jaxon.

Paul (their dad, one of the producers) said that one thing John (the director) would do was when all the kids were getting to wild and crazy, he would have everyone take a break and would take them outside to play a really crazy game of Simon says so they could get their wiggles out. He said it really helped and the kids were able to get focused and finish their scenes.

[Images used with permission.]