As I finish unpacking from our last trip, I’m getting ready to head out on our next adventure. I announced it on Facebook, but now I get to share a bit more about my upcoming trip to Los Angeles! From Monday October 17th to Wednesday October 19th, I’ll be heading to LA with a group of 24 other fantastic bloggers for a press junket for Doctor Strange, Finding Dory Blu-Ray Release, Ben & Lauren: Happily Ever After? and Mech-X4 previews. You can read more about all of the shows and titles below – but let’s just say I’m so excited it’s going to be hard waiting to leave!
The headlining title for the trip is Doctor Strange – the newest Marvel release which not only promises epic battles, but a ton of magic added into the Marvel Universe we already love. As soon as we saw the preview for Doctor Strange we knew this would be a must-see movie for us because we’re huge fans of Benedict Cumberbatch, but add in Rachel McAdams, Tilda Swinton and Benjamin Bratt this movie is going to be huge.
Not only will we get to screen the movie before it’s released (so exciting!) but we’re going to interview some of the cast of the movie – still TBD at this point, but trust me I’ll let you know as soon as I do!
From Marvel Studios comes “Doctor Strange,” the story of world-famous neurosurgeon Dr. Stephen Strange whose life changes forever after a horrific car accident robs him of the use of his hands. When traditional medicine fails him, he is forced to look for healing, and hope, in an unlikely place—a 10-3-16 mysterious enclave known as Kamar-Taj. He quickly learns that this is not just a center for healing but also the front line of a battle against unseen dark forces bent on destroying our reality. Before long Strange—armed with newly acquired magical powers—is forced to choose whether to return to his life of fortune and status or leave it all behind to defend the world as the most powerful sorcerer in existence.
“Doctor Strange” stars Benedict Cumberbatch, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Rachel McAdams, Benedict Wong, Michael Stuhlbarg, Benjamin Bratt and Scott Adkins, with Mads Mikkelsen and Tilda Swinton. Scott Derrickson is directing with Kevin Feige producing. Louis D’Esposito, Stephen Broussard, Victoria Alonso, Charles Newirth and Stan Lee serve as executive producers. Jon Spaihts and Scott Derrickson & C. Robert Cargill wrote the screenplay. Join Strange on his dangerous, mystifying and totally mind-bending journey when Marvel Studios’ “Doctor Strange” opens in U.S. theaters on November 4, 2016.
Finding Dory Blu-Ray Release
Let’s face it – we all fell in love with Dory in Finding Nemo, but our hearts melted when we saw baby Dory in Finding Dory! We’re so happy that this movie is swimming onto Blu-Ray and DVD in November (available on Digital HD on 10/25 and Blu-ray on 11/15) and that we can add this to our collection on our home theater. If you haven’t seen Finding Dory, you’re going to want to check out this amazing movie filled with family and friendship as soon as it comes out.
While we’re in LA, we’re going to be treated to a special Finding Dory featured class with Pumpkin Carving party with master pumpkin carver, Joseph Yakovetic! If you haven’t seen his work, you definitely need to google him – It looks amazing (and slightly intimidating!)
About Finding Dory:
Disney-Pixar’s “Finding Dory” welcomes back to the big screen everyone’s favorite forgetful blue tang Dory (voice of Ellen DeGeneres), who’s living happily in the reef with Marlin (voice of Albert Brooks) and Nemo (voice of Hayden Rolence). When Dory suddenly remembers that she has a family out there who may be looking for her, the trio takes off on a life-changing adventure across the ocean to California’s prestigious Marine Life Institute, a rehabilitation center and aquarium. In an effort to find her mom (voice of Diane Keaton) and dad (voice of Eugene Levy), Dory enlists the help of three of the MLI’s most intriguing residents: Hank (voice of Ed O’Neill), a cantankerous octopus who frequently gives employees the slip; Bailey (voice of Ty Burrell), a beluga whale who is convinced his biological sonar skills are on the fritz; and Destiny (voice of Kaitlin Olson), a nearsighted whale shark. Deftly navigating the complex inner workings of the MLI, Dory and her friends discover the magic within their flaws, friendships and family.
Ben & Lauren: Happily Ever After?
I’m not a follower of “The Bachelor” but I have some catching up to do! Season 20’s Ben Higgens and his fiancée Lauren Bushnell have a brand new show on Freeform about what happens after that final rose ceremony. The show brings you a glimpse of what happens from the rose ceremony to when the couple is brought back to reality and prepare to walk down the aisle for their Happily Ever After.
Not only will we get to screen some of the episodes from Ben & Lauren: Happily Ever After? but we also get to interview them and share it with you! Let me know what questions you may have for the couple if you’re a fan and what struggles you might see happening after the rose.
“Ben & Lauren: Happily Ever After” premieres on 10/11 at 8/7c.
Robots are cool – there’s no denying that, but to have the power to control a robot would be even better. Disney Channel is launching a new live-action sci-fi adventure where four teens control a giant robot to help protect their city. MECH-X4 will be coming to Disney Channel XD in November. Not only do we get to watch some of the episodes before the show airs, but we will get to sit down and interview the cast and creators!
Ryan has the extraordinary ability to control technology with his mind. When his talent mysteriously awakens a giant 150-foot robot known as MECH-X4, Ryan recruits his two best friends and older brother to help him operate MECH-X4 to defend against monsters that suddenly begin to descend upon their city.
Be sure to follow along on this adventure with us on October 17-29th with the hashtags #DoctorStrangeEvent #FindingDoryBluray #BenandLaurenEvent #MechX4Event