BMWK Meets Mavis of Hotel Transylvania

BY: - 28 Jan '13 | Reviews

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This weekend I was afforded the opportunity to attend the screening of Hotel Transylvania with my family on behalf of the Black and Married With Kids family. Since our five month old is too small for movies we ended up inviting my daughter’s best friend and lover of all things scary, to join us.

Those that know me, are well aware that fear is not my forte. I don’t do scary and unless they look cute and cuddly I don’t do monsters. Even so, I decided I would give the film a chance.

The event was put on by Street Food Cinema and held at the charming Aero Theater in Santa Monica, CA. Before the film started we were able to enjoy great food truck eats, pose with some of the film’s stars, and try out one of the many new apps made especially for the film. The fun thing about the apps is that anyone can download them! After making our way to our seats a skeptical me sat back and watched as the film transpired.

Following the film a Q and A took place with film’s director, Genndy Tartakovsky and producer, Michelle Murdocca as well as the artist behind the movie’s theme song “Problem (Monster Remix),” Becky G. It was a great chance for children to ask questions about the film and learn that many great things in life take patience, time and hard work — the film itself took approximately two years to create!

What I learned is that you don’t have to be a fan of monsters (although the ones in this film were hilarious) to be a fan of the message. The film tells a sweet story about a father who loves his daughter so much that he would do just about anything to keep her safe. It’s a notion to which many of us parents can relate. While our children can relate to the main character, Mavis’, desire to grow up. It is funny how kids are always in such a hurry to grow up.

We laughed and awed at what turned out to be a film that parents and children can enjoy together, more sweet and silly than spooky.

The takeaway for parents in my opinion is this, yes sometimes monsters are scary (except for the ones in this film!), but sometimes so is the fact that we love our children so much.

Hotel Transylvania comes out on DVD Tuesday, January 29th!

Photo Credit: Sony

BMWK — Have you ever “zinged” before? For those of you who have seen the film you know exactly what I am talking about! To find out if you’ve ever zinged before be sure to check out Hotel Transylvania on DVD.

The opinions in this post are all my own. Special thanks to Street Food Cinema for hosting such a fun family event!

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Krishann Briscoe wrote 32 articles on this blog.

Krishann Briscoe is a child welfare professional turned freelancer with a background in child and adolescent development and social work. In addition to authoring her personal blog His Mrs. Her Mr., Krishann is a contributor for Disney's Babble, The Conversation and The Conscious Perspective. Krishann resides in Southern California with her husband and their two daughters.

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Hot Deal: The 4 Seasons of Marriage by Dr. Gary Chapman is Available for Free

BY: - 13 Feb '13 | Book Club

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One of our writers brought to our attention that the kindle version of  Dr. Gary Chapman’s book, The 4 Seasons of Marriage is available for free on Amazon.com.  We love Dr. Gary Chapman’s books and wanted to make sure that we passed on this deal to our BMWK family.  I have been trying to find out how long this deal is going to last..but I did not see it.  So, take advantage of it as soon as possible.

 

Book Description:

“Spring, summer, winter, fall. Marriages are perpetually in a state of transition, continually moving from one season to another—perhaps not annually, as in nature, but just as certainly and consistently. Sometimes we find ourselves in winter—discouraged, detached, and dissatisfied; other times, we experience springtime with its openness, hope, and anticipation. On other occasions, we bask in the warmth of summer—comfortable, relaxed, enjoying life. And then comes fall with its uncertainty, negligence, and apprehension. The cycle repeats itself many times throughout the life of a marriage, just as the seasons repeat themselves in nature.

The seasons of marriage come and go. Each one holds the potential for emotional health and happiness, and each one has its challenges. The purpose of this book is to describe these recurring seasons of marriage, help you and your spouse identify which season your marriage is in, and show you how to enhance your marriage in all four seasons.”

 

BMWK – have you read this book, if so what did you learn from it?

 

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Ronnie Tyler wrote 478 articles on this blog.

Ronnie Tyler is the co-creator of BlackandMarriedWithKids.com and co-producer of the films Happily Ever After: A Positive Image of Black Marriage, You Saved Me, Men Ain't Boys and Still Standing. The proud mom of 4 has been selected by Parenting Magazine as a Must-Read Mom and is one of Babble's Top 100 Mom Bloggers.

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