Movie Review: Finding Dory

Mr. Grey (Mykl) and I attended an advanced screening of Finding Dory for date night earlier this week. Enjoy his spoiler-free review!   A little back story 13 years ago, a friend of mine who’s first-born was only a few months old shared his experience of seeing Finding Nemo. Specifically, the first few harrowing minutes when Marlin’s wife and all but one egg (Nemo) was lost in the blink of an eye. This was a bit too close for comfort {Read More}

Parent & Kid Perspective: Max Movie Review

Guest post by Mykl Roventine, also known as Mr. Grey and the Life With Levi Movie Reviewer when Jen isn’t available. Max, which opens today, touts itself as a family action adventure movie but families with younger kids might want to pay attention to the PG rating, so earned for a fair amount “action violence/peril”. My girls, 10 and 13 years old, were very excited to see the film based on the trailer. I approached the screening with some trepidation, {Read More}

Cinderella: Disney Magic Races Against the Stroke of Midnight

I was able to attend an advance screening of Cinderella last week, and let me tell you, Disney magic is still alive and well and able to beat the stroke of midnight. Mykl is planning to take the girls to see Cinderella this weekend as a daddy-daughter double date, and I have no doubt they’re going to enjoy the movie. It’s everything we expect of the Disney classic we’ve all grown up with, with a few more down-to-earth moments that {Read More}

Movie Review: Guardians of the Galaxy

Confession – comic book movies aren’t my thing, so I sent Mykl off for boys night to see Guardians of the Galaxy without me. Keep reading for his full review of the film. Mykl’s take on Guardians of the Galaxy: Now, my Marvel knowledge is limited to mainstream superheroes and stops just shy of knowing who that dude with the arrows is in The Avengers. Arrow Man? The Green Arrow? Still not sure. Seriously, who is that guy? In any {Read More}

Planes: Fire and Rescue Movie Review & Activities

Earlier this week I took all 3 kids to an advance screening of Planes: Fire & Rescue. We’re big fans of Disney in our house, and Planes: Fire & Rescue was no exception. The characters were bright and fun, the storyline was easy to follow along, and there was enough “action” to keep my 12, 9, and 3 year old kids attentive during the entire film. Planes: Fire & Rescue continues the story of Dusty Crophopper after his racing days {Read More}

Donkey Kong Country On DVD

This Donkey Kong Country DVD review is part of a paid campaign on behalf of Phase 4 Films. As always, all opinions are my own. Last night we all went out to Smashburger for dinner, and thought it would be fun to follow up a fun evening out with movie night. Mykl and Levi helped me air pop some fresh organic popcorn before settling in on the living room couch for a fun movie night. Levi gets super excited to {Read More}

A Bear-y Good Date With The Berenstain Bears

Last night I had a really fun date with Levi watching the Berenstain Bears DVD that Phase 4 Films sent me for review.  Seriously, could my date be any cuter? Yeah, I’m single, but there’s no one else I’d rather spend an evening with in my jammies than my baby boy. Especially after I just spent 5 days out of town in Destin, FL for Brandcation. This was exactly what I needed to come home to. After picking out the {Read More}

My Cute Valentines Date

For my first Valentine’s Day as a single mom, I had the best date: Levi. Since it was just the two of us, I thought it would be fun to do a popcorn and movie night. After dinner, we made popcorn together. I recently got my first air popper and Levi thought it was super cool to see the popcorn come shooting out into the bowl. I think it’s great that I could finally make it the way I want {Read More}

A Mighty Fine Look Into A Family’s Struggle With Bipolar Disorder

I recently had the opportunity to attend an online movie premier of Mighty Fine. Chazz Palminteri plays Joe Fine, a man who moves his family from New York to Louisiana to open a new factory. The movie follows the family’s dynamic as they adjust to the change, and to Joe Fine’s frequent mood swings as he continues to live beyond their means. Chazz is true to character as the “ticking time bomb” patriarch. Andie MacDowell is more than believable as {Read More}

Little Angels Screening Party

A couple weeks ago I mentioned Levi and I were getting excited about the big release of the new Little Angels DVDs. Discover the joy of learning and friendship with this season’s most heavenly new collection!  From executive producer Roma Downey (“Touched by an Angel”) comes the first three volumes of a fresh, fun and inspiring educational series that children and their parents (and grandparents too) can enjoy together in LITTLE ANGELS ABC’s, LITTLE ANGELS ANIMALS, and LITTLE ANGELS 1,2,3’s, {Read More}