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Hunting For Treasure In L.A.

Posted by on June 26th, 2014, under NOTEBOOK

The other day, I took my boys on a treasure hunt — an actual hunt for actual treasure. And as we crisscrossed Hollywood on the trail of [REDACTED], we naturally discussed aliens. Well, one alien in particular… Let me explain. In the film Earth to Echo, a group of kids discover a mysterious life-form and […]

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My Kid Just Said… #50

Posted by on June 2nd, 2014, under "MY KID JUST SAID..."

“You know what I would do if I had The Force? Tickle YOU for once.” -Finn (2014, 4.5 years old)  We started watching Episode IV: A New Hope of Star Wars awesomeness. Finn is in. All the way. He did way better than I even anticipated. After we finished our first round, he said this […]

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What It’s Like Being a Parent: Part One

Posted by on May 28th, 2014, under EXTERNAL USE ONLY, NOTEBOOK

My non-parent friends often ask me what it’s like to have children. I usually answer with something sarcastic or sentimental. Or both, just to confuse them. Because screw them and their “free will.” But I’ve decided it’s time I let them in on my life as a dad. In this continuing series, I will journey […]

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You’ll Want to be an Action Movie Kid Soooooo Bad!

Posted by on April 3rd, 2014, under EXTERNAL USE ONLY

It’s pretty much impossible to be a kid and not dream of being an action hero or superhero. They’re just so calm, cool and drive the best friggin’ cars. Daniel Hashimoto is a father and an After Effects genius who works for DreamWorks. He used his special effects skills to make 10-15 second videos of […]

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Guess that Movie Line Love Note!

Posted by on February 14th, 2014, under NOTEBOOK

  Romantic movie quotes can make their way into our hearts, woven into the sweet nothings we whisper in each other’s ears – a passionate declaration, a tear-jerking promise, a sweet inside joke – an actor’s lines can become like mottos for our love. Here are some of Cupid’s favorite movie quotes. How many of […]

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Some Muppets That I Used To Know

Posted by on January 8th, 2014, under NOTEBOOK

During my visit to the set of Muppets Most Wanted, the upcoming installment to the decades-long movie franchise, I got to witness some filming on a completely closed Hollywood Blvd. Though I’ve seen many film productions, it’s still great fun to witness, especially when it involves characters that played such an integral part of my […]

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5 Reasons Home Alone Would Be Impossible Today

Posted by on December 25th, 2013, under NOTEBOOK

Listen, I’m crazy busy wrapping presents and half of my family has a stomach virus, so this is going to be quick and dirty. The claims made here are under the duress of sleep deprivation the likes of which would kill a normal man, alas I AM NO NORMAL GUY. I AM SUPERCHRISTMASMEGADAD. “Home Alone” […]

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Everything is About Time, Always

Posted by on October 24th, 2013, under NOTEBOOK

We partnered with About Time on this post because it’s a rad movie and we are expert time travelers. Time is a man-made concept created to track the passing of what we do from one thing to another. It holds us accountable for our whereabouts and our actions, and it justifies the wrinkles crawling slowly […]

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Way Way Back in the Day

Posted by on June 28th, 2013, under NOTEBOOK

With a cast that thrives when charged with carrying a story without the aid of giant robots or zombies, “The Way Way Back” acts as a salve for those feeling bludgeoned by mid-air battles and fart jokes. It seems tailored for the indie film crowd. But, it also offers something else, something not seen in […]

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7 Reasons Monsters are Better Than Zombies This Weekend

Posted by on June 21st, 2013, under NOTEBOOK

Disney-Pixar’s new film “Monsters University” opens in theaters today. But I want to make sure you see this movie. To help you decide, I want to give you ten reasons why this film is the movie to see over that other one with that guy who’s always eating on camera and married with 13 kids. […]

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