Monday, September 23, 2013

Movie Night with the Girls

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Samantha asks me all the time if we can have movie night on Saturday nights.  This is always a fun activity to do as a family; we'll pop some popcorn, maybe bake some cookies and sit down and all watch a movie together - Samantha likes to pick so it's usually a girlie cartoon movie of some sort ;)  Morgan is getting to the age where she likes to watch movies too; she might not sit through the whole thing but she wants to do whatever Samantha is doing so she'll sit through most of it at least!

I was given the opportunity to review a new movie called "Tad:  The Lost Explorer" from Gaiam Vivendi so knowing my girls' love for movie night I jumped at the chance!  The movie features the voice talents of Ariel Winter (from "Sophia the First") and Cheech Marin and music from One Direction, so I thought it would be a movie the whole family could relate to :)  We sat down Saturday night for family movie night and popped in the movie!

I don't want to give away too much of the plot so a brief synopsis:

Tad's one true mission in life is to be an archaeologist like his father.   Instead, he's getting by in his life as a construction worker until one day he is mistaken for a famous archaeologist friend of his and he gets whisked off to Peru with half of a sacred tablet "key."  Tad meets up with Sarah (Winter), the daughter of another professor and archaeologist who has the other half of the tablet.  The tablet is the key to the Lost City of Paititi, where people are immortal and rich.  In true Indiana Jones-like fashion, there is a group of evil treasure hunters who want to get to it first, so they kidnap Sarah's dad to make him help them find the city.  Tad and Sarah go after them and are tasked with beating the bad guys to the lost city and saving Sarah's father.  

I have to say we were overall very pleased with the movie!  It is a little over an hour long and really held our attention throughout the entire movie.  I think having familiar voices and the music from One Direction really helped but the story line is really cute, although it sounds just like an Indiana Jones movie (Tad even wears a hat like him, see above).  I was worried about this movie interesting the kids but Samantha has already asked to watch it two more times - apparently, it's a winner with her :)

"Tad:  The Lost Explorer" will be available on Blu-Ray/DVD Combo pack (as well as regular Blu-Ray and DVD) and digitally on October 8th exclusively at Walmart and Sam's Club.  But you guys are in luck because I have the pleasure of giving away a copy before it's available to the public!!!  Think Christmas stocking stuffer if you will; if you have kids (and even if you don't!), you're sure to enjoy this movie.  For your chance to win follow directions in the Rafflecopter below.  Open to US residents only.  Good luck!!

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