Disney Screen Giveaway! Watch Your Favorite Disney Movies on the Big Screen!

Disney Screen Giveaway!

By Erin

*All photos courtesy of Disney(c).*

Your Disney Favorites are back in theaters on Disney Screen at select Cinemark Theatres! Disney Screen is a membership-based program that plays four films each day within a week. Audiences are allowed to purchase passes for the day, per week, per month or quarterly, which gives you unlimited access during the chosen period of time to your favorite Disney films. How fun is that? Currently the only participating theater in the Southern California area is at Century 20 in Huntington Beach.  Movie times are at 10:30 a.m., 1:15 p.m., 4:00 p.m., and 7:00 p.m. It’s a Disney movie marathon all day, every day!

DisneyScreen_Logo_Final 3 What’s extra special and magical about Disney Screen is that each week is themed! For the month of August the themed weeks include Disney Music, Disney Dogs, Pixar and Disney Animals! I really hope they have a Disney Princess week soon! 😉 Take a look here to see more about what Disney Screen is.

Here’s the Magical line up for the month of August! :)

Week 1: Music!

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Week 2: Dogs Week!

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Week 3: Pixar Week!

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Week 4: Animals Week!

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Two lucky readers have a chance to win 4 tickets to Disney Screen for the month of August at the Century 20 Theatre in Huntington Beach, CA at Bella Terra! Ends Wednesday, August 5th at 12AM (PST). Must be a U.S. resident to enter and 18 years of age or older and will be in the Huntington Beach area in August to be able to use the tickets. For complete rules, see the *Sweepstakes* tab on the blog.

Good luck everyone!

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For the complete calendar, click here! DisneyScreen_Calendar

Summertime with the Horses and an American Style Update

Summertime with the Horses and an American Style Update

By Erin

One reason I love the summer so much, is because it means I can spend more time at the barn with the horses. It’s also been awhile since I’ve been able to give an update on all the boys, so I thought I’d take a minute and let you all know how everyone is doing. :)

If you remember American Style, from back in February, he had retired from racing with a left hind Condylar fracture, and had surgery performed on January 23rd, 2015. He has recovered nicely and is ready to start-up training to become a riding horse.

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Styles ready to start his training!

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Styles working in the side reins working on some ground work before his first ride.

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Styles 1st ride!

Styles did amazing on his first ride with Sarah! He doesn’t steer very well yet, but that’s to be expected with such a green horse with no training yet. He stood so still while Sarah mounted to get on him, and he looks like he flexes and bends well. It will be exciting to watch him as he starts to learn to jump. He has started to go over ground-poles so far!

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Styles trotting over some ground poles nicely.

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Marvel’s Ant Man! #AntMan #AntManEvent @AntMan

Marvel’s Ant Man!

By Erin

The Ants finally out of the bag! Sometimes, BIG heroes start out small. Ant-Man is out in theaters everywhere today! If you are not already a fan of Marvel, you are in for a special treat. Be prepared to become a fan after watching this action packed laugh fest with a slight romantic twist and an interesting story line that is very heartfelt. In a nutshell, this movie has something for everyone to enjoy (ladies come on, Paul Rudd stars in the film, how can you not want to see him?). This movie is not your typical macho superhero movie.

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A little bit of background history on this next chapter of the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Ant-Man brings to us a founding member of The Avengers to the big screen for the first time. Hank Pym/Ant-Man was first introduced to us by Marvel in 1962 in “Tales to Astonish #27” and then later Pym appeared alongside The Avengers in the team’s debut in “Avengers #1” in 1963. Pym became Ant-Man after discovering a chemical substance—the Pym Particl, which allowed him to alter his size and possess superhuman strength. Pym further developed his technologies so that Ant-Man also has the ability to control armies of ants.

Marvel's Ant-Man Hank Pym (Michael Douglas) Photo Credit: Zade Rosenthal © Marvel 2014

Marvel’s Ant-Man. Hank Pym (Michael Douglas). Photo Credit: Marvel

The action-packed adventure starts by introducing us to master thief Scott Lang (Paul Rudd) who is to become the present-day Ant-Man. Dr. Hank Pym has a genius idea about how to arm Lang with the ant man suit that has the astonishing ability to shrink in scale but increase in strength. Lang must grab onto his inner hero and help Pym protect the secret behind the Ant-Man suit from the bad guys as a new generation of towering threats grows. Pym and Lang must overcome many obstacles and come up with a plan to pull off a heist that will save the world.

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Scott Lang/Ant-Man (Paul Rudd) Photo Credit: Marvel

Marvel’s Ant-Man stars: Paul Rudd (“I Love You, Man,” “Role Models”) as Scott Lang aka Ant-Man

* Evangeline Lilly (“The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug,” “Lost”) as Hope van Dyne, daughter of Hank Pym

* Corey Stoll (“House of Cards,” “The Bourne Legacy”) as Darren Cross aka Yellowjacket

*Bobby Cannavale (“Chef,” “Blue Jasmine”) as Paxton,

*Michael Peña (“End of Watch,” “American Hustle”) as Luis

*Tip “T.I.” Harris (“American Gangster,” “Identity Thief”) as Dave

*Wood Harris (“Above the Rim,” “Remember the Titans”) as Gale

*Judy Greer (“13 Going on 30,” “Dawn of the Planet of the Apes”) as Maggie

*David Dastmalchian (“The Dark Knight,” “Prisoners”) as Kurt

*Michael Douglas (“Behind the Candelabra,” “Wall Street”) as Dr. Hank Pym.

Marvel's Ant-Man L to R: Hope Van Dyne (Evangeline Lilly), Scott Lang/Ant-Man (Paul Rudd) and Hank Pym (Michael Douglas) Photo Credit: Zade Rosenthal © Marvel 2014

Hope Van Dyne (Evangeline Lilly), Scott Lang/Ant-Man (Paul Rudd) & Hank Pym (Michael Douglas) Photo Credit: Marvel

Peyton Reed directs Marvel’s Ant-Man with Kevin Feige. The story is by Edgar Wright & Joe Cornish and the screenplay is by Edgar Wright & Joe Cornish,Adam McKay & Paul Rudd.

Marvel's Ant-Man Ant-Man suit Photo Credit: Film Frame © Marvel 2015

Ant-Man suit. Photo Credit: Marvel

Before you go see the movie, or even if you have seen the movie, here are some fun facts from the film about Ant Man!

*How does the Ant-Man Suit Work?*

Have you ever wondered how the Ant-Man suit works? Well here’s the answer. The suit encapsulates the Pym Particle technology that allows a person to shrink down to the size of an ant. When the wearer wants to change size, he/she uses a button on the suit that regulates the Pym Particles, which run through the suit and helmet like an intricate system of veins. The particles are volatile and change the distance between atoms, so the suit and helmet serve as protection for the wearer. Ant-Man technically does not  have super powers, but when he shrinks down in the suit, he actually exceeds the strength of a normal person because energy and mass compacted create a more powerful force.

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