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Happy Tuesday from snowy middle Tennessee. I know most of our country is experiencing harsh winter weather, so you and your family are probably looking for indoor entertainment options to get you through the winter season. I can’t think of a better movie to have on hand than Trolls Band Together Sing-Along Edition, which is available, today, 1/16/24. Read on to learn more about it and enter my first giveaway of 2024!

Sing and Dance along with your favorite Trolls!

Trolls Band Together Sing Along Movie
Courtesy: Universal Home Entertainment 

Hello, and happy 2024! I might be overstating the obvious here, since my last blog post was on December 22,2023, but I have relished having time off to fully enjoy the holidays and my people. I’m coming back to work today feeling rested and ready to take on this new year full of possibilities. Before I dive into this year, I thought it’d be fun to take a look at my top ten blog posts of 2023 and share what’s in store for 2024.

Top Ten Blog Posts of 2023  on My WAHM Plan 

Top Ten Blog Posts of 2023  on My WAHM Plan

I hope everyone who celebrates Christmas had a wonderful holiday. I sure did. As we inch closer to the year's end, our thoughts usually turn to end-of-year reflections. Did we achieve the goals we made in 2023? Did we fulfill any dreams? I can happily say yes, but for some who find themselves dreaming of Nicholas Cage's character in Dream Scenario, happy is not the term they would use!

 Dream Scenario Now Streaming!

Dream Scenario Now Streaming!

Ferrari: In Theaters 12/25, No Spoiler Review

in , , , , by Linda A Kinsman, Saturday, December 09, 2023

What do you think of when you hear the name Ferrari? For most of us, the answer is beautiful red fast race cars. And you’ll see plenty of these beauties in Micheal Mann’s Ferrari, coming to theaters on Christmas Day. I received a press screener from Neon, and let me just say you may want to add this going to see this film to your holiday plans.

Ferrari: All Of Us Are Racers:

Ferrari: In Theaters 12/25
Courtesy: Neon 

 My Dad was a huge fan of Rocky films, so of course, I’ve seen key scenes from several of the films in the Rocky film franchise, which launched in 1976 with the film Rocky and concluded with Rocky Balboa in 2006, or so we thought. Rocky made a comeback in 2015 in Creed in which Rocky trains Adonis Creed and the beginning of the Creed films got their start. As was the case with Rocky films, I’d only watched a few key scenes from Creed films because my husband is a fan. 

Creed III: A look into Adonis Creed’s Past and a battle he must Win:

Creed III

Courtesy: Amazon MGM Studios

The Canterville Ghost Family Movie Night Giveaway 3 Winners!

in , , , , by Linda A Kinsman, Friday, December 01, 2023

Happy December and happy Friday friends! If you’ve been on my blog before, you know how much I love Friday giveaways. This giveaway comes at a perfect time with kids going on holiday break from school soon, so parents looking for entertainment options, this one's for you!

The Canterville Ghost Family Movie Night Giveaway 3 Winners!

The Canterville Ghost
Courtesy: Shout!Media 

With award season right around the corner, my invitations to press screeners are picking up, which is an exciting time. I love sharing insights into upcoming films and today’s post features The Hunger Games: The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes, which I got to see on Tuesday evening. It's in theaters this Friday, November 17, 2023 for your viewing. Here are my thoughts and an official trailer.

Everyone Hungers For Something:

Everyone Hungers For Something
Courtesy: Lionsgate

The Marvels in theaters Now My No Spoiler Review

in , , , , , by Linda A Kinsman, Saturday, November 11, 2023

Earlier this week, my husband and I had the privilege of attending an IMAX press screening of The Marvels, along with other accredited film critics who, like me,  are members of the Music City Film Critics Association. I say this because there is something special about watching a film with others in the audience. It’s fun to be with peers and their plus ones and enjoy this time together. Together is one of the key components of The Marvels, and I can’t wait to share my no-spoiler (hopefully!) thoughts with you. 

The Marvels in Theaters Starting 11-10-23!

The Marvels in Theaters now
Courtesy: Marvels Studio

On Tuesday evening, my husband and I attended the press screening for The Burial, the latest film from Tommy Lee Jones and Jamie Foxx. Both are extraordinarily talented actors, so we couldn’t wait to see to see them paired up on the big screen. I don’t want to share any spoilers, so suffice to say, we are so glad we went! Read on to learn more about this film, which will stream globally on Prime Video on Friday, October 13th.

The Burial is an Inspirational, Triumphant Story!

The Burial Film

 If there’s one thing I love more than a sunny Friday, it’s hosting a giveaway on a sunny Friday to kick off the weekend on a happy note! If you’re a film fan you are going to love today’s post and giveaway in which you could win 4 tickets to go see The Hill starring Dennis Quaid, which will be debuting in theaters on Friday, August 25,2023, plus a ten-dollar Amazon gift card! 

Summer Film Ticket Giveaway!

Summer Film Ticket Giveaway

Being a nature lover, especially one who loves forests, and a film lover, I couldn’t pass on the opportunity to see Mavka: The Forest Song, a fairytale film adventure that made its United States debut on August 15, 2023 via Shout! Kids, Ukraine-based Animagrad Animation Studio, and UA Group. If love adventure, nature, and animation, then you’re going to love Mavka and want to enter the giveaway below. 

 Mavka: The Forest Song Film  DVD Giveaway!

Mavka: The Forest Song Film

 Welcome to August! Do you feel like July flew by too? School starts in my area in a matter of days, making this week the unofficial end of summer for many. If you’re looking for one last summer activity before the craziness of school and fall, read about Dreamin’ Wild, a true story of love and redemption for singer/songwriter Donnie Emerson. There’s a giveaway too!

Dreamin' Wild: A True Story of Love and Redemption! 

Noah Jupe and Jack Dylan

Earlier this month my husband and I got to see a press screening of Indiana Jones and the Dial of Destiny, the fifth film and some say, the last film in the Indiana Jones franchise. This highly anticipated film premieres in the United States this Friday, June 30, 2023. Is it going to be a summer blockbuster? There’s a very good chance it will, because Indiana Jones and the actor who brought him to life, Harrison Ford, have been collecting fans since the first Indiana Jones film, Raiders of The Lost Ark was released in June of 1981. 

Go on an epic Summer Adventure with Indiana Jones! 

Indiana Jones and the Dial of Destiny
Courtesy: Lucas Film Ltd. 

 Do you remember reading the Frog and Toad book series as a kid? I sure do and so does my husband. In fact, he loved these two so much, he couldn’t wait to read them to his daughters. Passing on the fun-filled, light hearted, adventures of Frog and Toad are treasured memories for my family and now, a new generation can join the fun by watching the new Frog and Toad series debuting on Friday, 4/28/23 on Apple TV+. 

About Frog and Toad: A New Kids and Family Series on Apple TV+, Rated TV-Y:

New Frog and Toad Series on Apple TV+
Courtesy: Apple TV+

Are you looking for a new TV series that's made for kids, but you’ll enjoy watching too? One that teaches life lessons on things like being a good friend, and helping animals, including others, while also allowing your child to use their imagination? Then today is your lucky day because the new Jane TV series premieres on Apple TV+ and it’s one you’ll want to check out.

About Jane: A new Apple TV+ 10-episode mission-driven series for kids and families:

Jane, on Apple TV +
Courtesy: Apple TV +

Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania No Spoiler Review

in , , , , , by Linda A Kinsman, Friday, February 17, 2023

Earlier this week, I attended the Nashville, Tennessee press screening of Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania with my husband. I believe this is a highly anticipated film for Marvel and Ant-Man fans worldwide. I know we were certainly excited for the opportunity to view the film in Dolby along with other local film critics and if the buzz before and after the film is any indication, Nashville should be included in the fandom. 

Nashville Press Screening of Ant-Man and The Wasp Quantumania!

Ant-Man and the Wasp film

Bones and All is now in select theaters nationwide and is  available to stream on Amazon Prime Video and I suspect it will be a “must watch this” weekend for lots of people. For instance, I know my daughter and her friends are having a watch party and I think that’s a wonderful idea, because Bones and All is a film so compelling, it sticks with you, so you’ll be talking about it long after the end credits have run. 

Must Watch Film: Bones and All:

Bones and All

Normally I wouldn’t have to make the distinction of which version of a film I’m reviewing, but Pinocchio has had a moment in 2022, with three film adaptations. That seems excessive, so I wondered why academy award winner Mr. Del Toro, would take it on as well. Truth be told, Pinocchio wasn’t a Disney classic favorite of mine, so if anybody could get me to watch a re-telling of this film, it would be Guillermo Del Toro. 

No Spoiler Review!

Guillermo Del Toro's Pinocchio film

I normally like to share reviews on films one at a time, but with the holidays and a new award season rapidly approaching, I'm playing a little catch up by sharing eight recently watched 2022 films with you today, which hopefully, can help you decide if they are worth watching or gifting. I've tried to make each a no spoiler review.   

Film Review Time!

Eight 2022 films for watching and gifting

With Thanksgiving drawing ever closer, I wanted to share another gift guide with you, just in time for Black Friday shopping and beyond. This one has six fun gift ideas for the whole family. I think you’re going to really like this gift guide and hope you'll let me know if you find a gift you'll give from it. 

Gifting Ideas for You from Me!

Six Fun Gift Ideas for the whole Family