Friday, May 6, 2016

Team Captain America

I love Captain America!  I love the Avengers!  So when I heard the title of this movie, Captain America:  Civil War... well, I was a little worried.  I don't want the Avengers not getting along!  (I sound like a total mom, don't I!)

Even though I had the opportunity to see this movie in IMAX (which was amazing, by the way) I still entered the theater with trepidation.  Which side will the Avengers pick, will someone get hurt, will someone die?  So many questions....

From Marvel:

Marvel’s “Captain America: Civil War” finds Steve Rogers leading the newly formed team of Avengers in their continued efforts to safeguard humanity. But after another incident involving the Avengers results in collateral damage, political pressure mounts to install a system of accountability, headed by a governing body to oversee and direct the team. The new status quo fractures the Avengers, resulting in two camps—one led by Steve Rogers and his desire for the Avengers to remain free to defend humanity without government interference, and the other following Tony Stark’s surprising decision to support government oversight and accountability.  

What I loved about this movie was that while it had lots of amazing action-packed sequences, you also get to know the characters even better.  Then add in the humor and some new heroes and it is a winning combination!  The battle between the two hero teams was epic!  The action was intense, but also very clever!  Antman, by the way, is my favorite and he did not disappoint in this movie!  I actually applauded at one point! 

Instead of feeling like another sequel, this movie can stand on it's own.  It was very well done!  I definitely recommend it, and go see it soon so no one spoils it for you!  It opens nationwide today, May 6th. 

And for what it's worth... I'm totally Team Captain America!

Wednesday, March 23, 2016

Sensitive Scents!

Let's start by saying I have a teenage son with stinky teenage boy feet and a stinky teenage boy room.  Then let's add in the new puppy we just got that we are house training... yeah, puppy piddle messes.  Now let's add in our love of all things fried, and you can imagine that we deal with odors around here.

In the past, I have loved to use scent but my daughter is very sensitive to smell.  She finds them overwhelming at times.  Now Renuzit has come out with Sensitive Scents!  Woo Hoo!  Sensitive Scents are designed to give you long-lasting freshness without overpowering your senses.  I can actually use these and my daughter doesn't complain!

I had the opportunity to try three different fragrances, Pure Water Blossom & Cucumber, so refreshing and light, Pure Ocean Breeze, a light and clean scent, and my absolute favorite, Pure White Pear and Lavender, this one is heavenly!  Excuse me for a minute, while I go spray some more in my home.... mmmm!
Doesn't this look great?!  Smells great too!

There are different ways you can experience Renuzit Sensitive Scents: Adjustable Cones (I keep these in the bathrooms and closets), Universal Scented Oils (just plug this puppy in and let the scent begin!  I use this in my kitchen) and the Trigger Spray (I keep this on hand to spray in each room).  I love them all!

They are available in stores now!  Want to try one?  Well three of you lucky readers can!  Just enter on the form below and three of you can each win a coupon for a free Renuzit Sensitive Scents!  Free is Good!

Now, if you'll excuse me, I have a teenage boy room to refresh!

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Disclosure:  I was offered this product in exchange for a review.  The opinions are all mine and free of charge!

Friday, January 29, 2016

The Finest Hours

In my younger days, I wanted to be an oceanographer.  Then I discovered the sad fact, that I'm scared of fish (Yeah, I know that's weird) and I get crazy seasick on the ocean!  So oceanographer was not a good career choice.  But I still have a fascination with the ocean.  So, I wash pretty excited to see Finest Hours!

What is it about, you ask?

A heroic action-thriller, “The Finest Hours” is the remarkable true story of the most daring rescue mission in the history of the Coast Guard. Presented in Digital 3D, Real D 3D and IMAX® 3D, the film will transport audiences to the heart of the action, creating a fully-immersive cinematic experience on an epic scale. On February 18, 1952, a massive nor’easter struck New England, pummeling towns along the Eastern seaboard and wreaking havoc on the ships caught in its deadly path, including the SS Pendleton, a T-2 oil tanker bound for Boston, which was literally ripped in half, trapping more than 30 sailors inside its rapidly-sinking stern. As the senior officer on board, first assistant engineer Ray Sybert (Casey Affleck) soon realizes it is up to him to take charge of the frightened crew and inspire the men to set aside their differences and work together to ride out one of the worst storms to ever hit the East Coast. Meanwhile, as word of the disaster reaches the U.S. Coast Guard station in Chatham, Massachusetts, Warrant Officer Daniel Cluff (Eric Bana) orders a daring operation to rescue the stranded men. Despite overwhelming odds, four men, led by Coast Guard Captain Bernie Webber (Chris Pine), set out in a wooden lifeboat with an ill-equipped engine and little, if any, means of navigation, facing frigid temperatures, 60-foot high waves and hurricane-force winds.

So did I like it, you ask?  Oh Yeah!  It was an amazing movie!  I was literally on the edge of my seat the whole time!  Not only did  feel like I was out at sea, battling the waves and the storm, but I also went on an emotional voyage along with the characters in the story.  Chris Pine did an amazing job portraying Bernie Webber, a shy, rule-following Coast Guard Captain.  Yet, he went out to try and rescue the crew of the Pendleton, knowing there was a high probability he and his crew wouldn't make it back.

To give you an idea of how immersed in the movie I became... I left the theater freezing, and seasick!  My daughter, who saw the movie with me, thought that was hilarious!  Seeing it in 3D, the snow was flying past me and the waves were crashing, and I felt like I was there!

Disney does a great job with their movies, and I feel like this is one not to be missed!  Finest Hours opens January 29th.  Go see it, but bring a jacket!

Disclosure:  I was given the opportunity to see this movie for the purpose of a review.  The opinions are all my own and free of charge!