Da Da Daaaaa Last week our family had the pleasure of attending a screening of The Croods at a family Mamarazzi courtesy of The Moms in NYC.
During the 90 minute 3D feature we became part of The Croods family, learning more about Grugg (dad), Ugga (mom), Eep (teenager daughter), Thunk (son) , Sandy (babysister) and Gran. After loosing their cave in what appears to be an earthquake The Croods run into Guy and his sidekick Sloth, Belt. Belt who can’t talk except for his signature sing song of Da Da Daaaaa help teach The Croods to venture out, rethink their way of living and chase the sun.
The Croods, A modern day Flintstone Family rocked by the changes in their world, learn many things as a family and about each other during the film. Grugg has to learn to allow his daughter to be independent as she develops a relationship with Guy along the journey. While traveling across the spectacular landscape with fascinating creatures The Croods discover there is more in life then living in hiding. As a family they learn it is fine to have a good time , make new friends and on the rare occasion break the rules while chasing tomorrow and trying to touch the sun.
During the movie you could hear the laughs from both adults and children and that in my opinion says a lot about a family movie in that everyone in the house can relate, even grandparents! Upon talking to other families in attendance we all thought that in one way or another our family was apart of The Croods family.
When the movie was finished we were treated to a Q&A with Catherine Keener who plays Ugga and directors Kirk DeMicco & Chris Sanders. Before the Q & A could began Kirk and Chris were presented with the father of the year award for Grugg from the National Fatherhood Initiative. Keener who admits this was her first animated film, disclosed she chose to do the film because she sees animated films with her own son and has always been fond of the directors work.
Main Man went up to the mic with not exactly a question but to let both Chris and Kirk know that he was happy to see that eventually the colorful cat (Macawnivore), who had been chasing them throughout the movie became nice.
In true, The Moms fashion this Mamarazzi was first class all the way complete with a giant Belt greeting us as we entered the theatre area, popcorn, drinks, stone aged themed candy and swag but most of all a life lesson about family, fun and creating memories along the way.
**Disclaimer Main Street Mama and family were invited to a family mamarazzi to review The Croods courtesy of The Moms and Dreamworks Animation. All opinions are that of our family we all feel it’s not everyday we get to see an animated movie that we all LOVE!
Want to see The Moms up close interview with Kirk, Chris and Catherine click here
Last night Main Street Mama and my main men had the pleasure of being guests of Feld Motor Sports at opening night of Advance Auto Parts Monster Jam 2013 at Nassua Coliseum in Uniondale Long Island. Having already interviewed Bill Braukmann earlier this week driver of Shock Wave our whole house was pumped for some four wheeling fun. Bill had warned us to bring earplugs because it would be a bit loud, it was but luckily dear hubby brought along a big bag.
We arrived at Nassua Coliseum and got right into action with special VIP treatment including a track walk and a one on one interview with Becky McDonough driver of El Toro Loco , right away we took a liking to Becky as she was a female driver and I personally loved the teeth on her truck. Becky grew up in Minnesota, and fell in love with Monster Jam after she went to her first show when she was in 9th grade. Everyone told Becky she was crazy but as she has showed them if you really want something you GO FOR IT and that she did!
The excitement continued as the kids were treated to great swag bags courtesy of Feld Entertainment complete with Grave Digger soft cars and a 2013 Souvenier Yearbook to collect autographs of all the drivers. We met John Seasock driver of Grinder who admitted to us, he is big into social media and even tried to convince me to try Tout, joking we can talk about Tout if I tweeted at him on Twitter. We were able to go from truck to truck and even met Jimmy Creaton driver of Bounty Hunter and his wife Dawn Creaton driver of Scarlett Bandit. Everyone signed autographs and were super sweet to all the fans young and old.
Once we heard the rev of the engines we knew it was time to put in our earplugs, take our seats and enjoy the fun and FUN is what it was. To quote my favorite fan my son he said this is Awesome and this is the kind of fun I am talking about, which definitely made my husband and I happy! During small intermissions while they clean the track and get ready for the next leg of the competition Sprocket the clown keeps the crowd pumped with giveaways , dances and entertainment. We were having so much fun and did not care it was snowing outside or even wondered how the roads would be for our ride home, we were living in the moment.
Want to get in on the action there is still time this weekend at Nassau Coliseum there are 2 shows today Saturday January 26th at 2pm & 7:30 the party in the pit is from 11-2 or Sunday January 27th at 2:00 pm by visiting TicketMaster or stop by the Coliseum box office to purchase tickets for your day of FUN. Tickets are family friendly starting as low as $15.00 for kids and $30.00 for adults.
Can’t get there this weekend, well I have some great news for you. Monster Jam will be at the IZOD center next Friday & Saturday Feb 1st and 2nd with shows on Friday at 7:30pm with the party in the pit 5:30-6:30pm and Saturday at 2:00pm & 7:30pm with a party in the pit from 11-2. The party in the pit is definitely worth it as it gives fans of all ages one on one time to take pictures, get autographs and check out the cars before they spring into action so hurry up and grab those tickets today!
Have fun, don’t forget the earplugs and dress warm for a FUN day out with the family.
Disclaimer: Main Street Mama was provided a 6 pack of VIP tickets and a family 4 pack of tickets for a giveaway courtesy of Feld Motor Sports. All the FUN was truly had by Main Street Mama and my family who thanks Feld for such a terrific opportunity. Main Man loved his swag so much he fell asleep holding it…
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