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Family Movie Night~ Game of Your Life
My family loves the Family Game Night Movies, and I’m excited to say there’s another one coming up December 2nd at 8pm EST 7pm CST on NBC. The movie stars Titus Makin J. from Glee as college freshman Zach Taylor. Zach earns a scholarship a game designers dream school, the Digital Institute of Game Design. He’s assigned to a team to develop a project that has to live up to the standards of being one of the best in the nation. The only problem is only half of the class will survive the project.
At the same time Zach is worried about his father and the financial difficulties they are in with their home and business. Zach has the opportunity to earn enough money to pay off all that debt and more. The only problem is there’s a no consulting rule that could get him kicked off the project and let down all his teammates.
Quick movie synopsis:
When Zach wins a scholarship to an exclusive video game design program, his future looks promising, as long as he can survive the freshmen project that will eliminate half the class. But when Zach learns that his father is in financial trouble, must make a difficult choice
Here’s a quick clip:
The movie also stars several other fan favorites
Nathan Kress from “iCarly” as Phillip and Adam Cagley, from “The Suite Life of Zack and Cody” and “Good Luck Charlie”) as Donald, both are Zach’s goofy roommates, and Dana De La Garza from “Knight Rider” as Sara, Zach’s other teammate and online friend.
We got to check out a preview copy of the movie online. The movie revolves around video games, and my son loves video games, so this movie was definitely a big hit with him! He’s been a fan of all the Family Movie Night movies we’ve watched so far but this is one of his favorites. It was also a wonderful conversation starter for me, as a parent to talk about the pressures in life and how to deal with them. We also talked about being true to yourself, and following your gut on whether something is right or wrong.
I wrote this review while participating in a campaign by Mom Central Consulting on behalf of P&G and received a promotional item to thank me for taking the time to participate.
I am introducing my children to the movies I loved when I was younger. Tonight we watched E.T. which I have not seen in forever, they loved it.
I’ve been trying to build a list of movies, so that every time they complain they are bored we can watch something.
Stuff on our list or recently watched:
The Secret of Nimh
The Dark Crystal
The Neverending Story
Cloak & Dagger
The Great Muppet Caper
The Karate Kid
The Muppets Take Manhattan
An American Tail
Harry and The Hendersons
so what else am I missing?
That's What I Am (2011)
This direct-to-DVD flick is a coming-of-age story about bullies, the blossoming of love and tolerance. Set in an idyllic town in the late 1960s, it’s the story of a teacher who is beloved by all of his students and gets accused of being a homosexual at a time when such a revelation was the death knell to a career.
For what it is, it’s a good movie on it’s subject even if it possess a somewhat glossy sheen. It’s also sort of predictable, so if I tell you much more it’ll give away the whole thing for the most part.
Still, worth streaming on Netflix if you want something good for kids to watch.
'Cars 2' behind-the-scenes video feature
Lightning McQueen heads overseas in Cars 2 to compete in a worldwide Grand Prix to determine the world’s fastest car. He takes along Mater, his sidekick tow truck, who is mistakened for an American spy and gets mixed up in international espionage.
Once again, Owen Wilson provides the voice of Lightning and Larry the Cable Guy plays Mater.
Other voices are supplied by Michael Caine, Emily Mortimer, Joe Mantegna, Bonnie Hunt, Cheech Marin, Tony Shalhoub, Paul Dooley, John Ratzenberger, John Turturro, Vanessa Redgrave, Eddie Izzard and many more.
Here is a behind-the-scenes look at the movie featuring John Lasseter, the director, and many of the stars discussing the 3D animated adventure.