Category Archives: Movies

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Melody Ellison - Recording Studio

Last summer American Girl added Melody Ellison to their BeForever line of historical dolls. Melody Ellison is from 1963 Detroit during the Civil Rights movement and Motown music era. You can learn more about Melody in my post about her launch party and the doll that American Girl provided us to review. Disclosure: Ann Arbor with Kids is an Amazon affiliate. We are compensated for

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Rogue One Review

Rouge One: A Star Wars Story - Cassian Andor, Jyn Erso, & K-2SO

Our family splurged this morning and saw Rogue One: A Star Wars Story in IMAX 3D this morning at Rave Cinemas.  About Rogue One Plot The crawl at the start of Star Wars: A New Hope, states that the Rebel Alliance has won their first victory against the Empire and stolen plans for the Death Star. Rogue One is the story of how

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Moana Movie Review

Disney's Moana

Disclosure: My daughter and I attended a free advance screening of Moana to facilitate this review. Walt Disney Animation Studios’ new film Moana hits theaters today, just in time for the Thanksgiving holiday. Walt Disney Animation Studios’ new feature film “Moana” is about an adventurous teenager who, with help from demigod Maui, sails out on a daring mission to prove herself

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Guide to Holiday Movies in Theaters

Holiday Movies in the Theater

What is your favorite Holiday Movie? My favorite is Miracle on 34th Street. My husband’s favorite is National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation. My daughter really enjoys Home Alone. Of the three, I only found local showings for Christmas Vacation this year. Michigan Theater Michigan Theater kicks off their Holiday movie season with a sing along version of White Christmas on Friday, November 25.

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Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them Review

Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them

This afternoon my family went to see Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them.  About Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them Background Unlike the Harry Potter series, Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them features adult wizards. In the Harry Potter series, Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them is a textbook used at Hogwarts. The book was written by Newt Scamander.

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Learn more about Moana with Amy Smeed, a Moana Animator

Last month I attended a talk by Amy Smeed, head of animation for Disney’s upcoming film Moana. The talk was at University of Michigan for students interested in animation. The talk included insight into the development and animation process for Moana. After the lecture, I was able to interview Amy along with a reporter from the Michigan Daily. About Amy Smeed Amy Smeed is

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