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2017 Netflix Resolutions

1st February 2017

I’m not a big New Years resolution person. Mostly because I never keep them. Ever.

But Netflix resolutions? That’s something I could totally do. Netflix and I are besties after all.

Yes that sounds sad. No I don’t care. I’m confident like that.

So, here are my 2017 Netflix Resolutions!!!

I WILL WATCH RIGHT AWAY:

  • THE CROWN
  • STRANGER THINGS
  • The OA
  • BATES MOTEL

I WILL FINALLY FINISH WATCHING:

  • SUITS
  • GILMORE GIRLS
  • THE MINDY PROJECT
  • HOUSE

I WILL WATCH WITH MY FAMILY:

  • LEMONY SNICKET
  • BOB ROSS (My 10yo is OBSESSED – he’s her screensaver. Seriously).
  • TRON
  • MIRACLE

I WILL:

  • Make sure to remember to alternate Pepperoni Pizza with Chinese takeout on Friday night Movie Nights.
  • Remember that you can never have enough Skittles, Diet Coke, Sour Cream & Onion chips and Prosecco on movie nights. Or any other day for that matter.
  • Wear my finest flannel jammies, or my finest cozies during all Netflix viewing. Bra is optional.

What are your Netflix resolutions???

Disclaimer: I’m part of the Netflix #StreamTeam and I receive special perks as part of my affiliation with Netflix. All views and opinions are my own.

Family Movie Time Reboot #Streamteam

4th October 2016

We are official back to school and back to our fall routine, finally. I love summer and summer break but by the end of the summer, I am ready to be back to a more scheduled lifestyle. Mommy needs a break. Plus it’s cardigan weather and who doesn’t love a cardigan???

Over the summer we watched a ton of movies and shows with the kids whenever we wanted. During the school year however, we watch our movies mostly on the weekends. On Fridays, we have pizza and a movie night. We make homemade personal pizzas then choose/fight over which movie to watch.

(Side Note: Here is the yummiest, easiest personal pan pizza recipe ever. We use Naan bread as the crust, tomato sauce, mozzarella cheese and then whatever toppings you want, from pepperoni to peppers, and then throw it in the oven at 350. The kids love making their own pizza, they cook super fast because you’re using Naan as the crust and they’re delicious and healthy). I’m a regular Martha Stewart.

Unless it’s a movie that was just released, Netflix is always our go-to for movie night. Thankfully, the kids are older now so they’re much more open to watching documentaries, and classics and John Hughes films. Honestly, re-watching great movies like Ferris Bueller or Mean Girls is so much more fun when you can watch it through your kids’ eyes. I don’t even feel THAT old when I do.

My favourite thing to do for movie night lately is something I did as a kid with my siblings. I move the coffee table out of the way, and make a huge bed on the floor, with several duvets and comforters and pillows. We turn out all the lights and grab some snacks and it’s officially movie time. It’s simple but the kids love it, which makes me love it too.

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So what are some of the movies we’ve seen so far, that we really enjoyed?

  • Zootopia – LOVE it. It’s adorable and clever and really funny.
  • He Named Me Malala – Absolutely fantastic documentary. A must see.
  • The Little Prince – This is actually a new release and not on Netflix yet but it was so so good. We rented it and the kids watched it three times before the rental time ran out.
  • Star Wars: The Force Awakens – A huge hit in our house for all of us.
  • Teen Titans Go! – Not a movie, but my kids are obsessed with this show.
  • I Am Big Bird – LOVE LOVE LOVE.

And some movies that are on the MUST SEE LIST coming up this month include:

  • The Breakfast Club – it’s time to share this movie gold with the tweens for sure.
  • Splash – Tom Hanks and a mermaid. Enough said.
  • Zoolander – This one is a maybe – I haven’t seen it so I’m not sure if it’s appropriate.
  • Coraline – Perfect for a Halloween re-watch – both kids think it’s totally freaky.

HAPPY MOVIE WATCHING!!

What’s Streaming On Netflix Canada in December #NowOnNetflixCA

25th November 2015

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DECEMBER 1

A Woman Like Me

An author facing a terminal cancer diagnosis weaves together a documentary about her struggle with a fictional version of the same story.

Afternoon Delight

A bored housewife with a seemingly perfect life seeks to spice up her marriage and befriends a stripper who educates her about being true to herself.

Crescendo! The Power of Music

Three inner-city American children partake in the El Sistema music program, originated in Venezuela, and their trajectories change in startling ways.

Detectorists

Two quirky friends share a passion for metal detecting and a dream of unearthing Saxon treasure that they’re certain is buried in a local farm field.

Gary: Tank Commander – Season 2 & 3

A soldier on leave from a tour of duty in Iraq offers unique insights and a comic look into life on the home front and the front lines.

I’m Brent Morin Netflix Original

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After many mistakes and adventures, comedian Brent Morin admits that he wants to be in love, but is nowhere near ready for a relationship.

Kick-Ass 2

In this sequel, high school superhero Kick-Ass has to find a new crime-fighting partner after Hit Girl is suddenly taken out of action.

Ninja Assassin

Cast: Rain, Naomie Harris, Ben Miles

When his best friend is murdered by the shadowy Ozunu clan, Raizo, an orphan raised to be an assassin, vows revenge.

Real Rob – Season 1 – Netflix Exclusive

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Go inside the world of comedian and actor Rob Schneider in this comedy series that follows the ups and downs of his career.

Sherlock Homes

Robert Downey Jr. stars as the legendary sleuth Sherlock Holmes in this Guy Ritchie-helmed reinvention of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s detective series.

Team Hot Wheels: Build the Epic Race

Team Hot Wheels must defeat the Road Pirates on a new racetrack to stop them from winning a key to the team’s latest technology and using it for evil.

The Longest Ride

A young woman caring for an elderly widower finds parallels to her own budding romance as she reads the man’s letters to and from his late wife.

The Straits

A close-knit family makes their living running drugs across the Torres Strait, evading wildlife, the authorities, tribal elders and rival mobs.

Where the Wild Things Are

Max imagines running away from his mom and sailing to a far-off land where large talking beasts crown him as their king.


DECEMBER 2

Monkey Kingdom

A newborn macaque and its mother face a day-to-day struggle to survive among predators – and members of their own monkey society.


DECEMBER 3

Matt Shepard Is a Friend of Mine

This documentary chronicles the life of Matthew Shepard, whose infamous 1998 murder left his friends and relatives devastated.

Tap World

The unique blend of ethnic percussive dances known as tap makes a comeback thanks to a new generation of dancers profiled in this upbeat documentary.


DECEMBER 4

A Very Murray ChristmasNetflix Original

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Bill Murray rounds up an all-star cast for an evening of music, comedy and good cheer in this homage to classic holiday variety shows.


DECEMBER 5

The Avenging Fist

In the near future, scientists begin to conduct research on the Power Glove, a device that will yield unimaginable power.  But the gloves are stolen by a special agent who subsequently disappears.


DECEMBER 9

Darkness on the Edge of Town

Seething over the murder of her estranged sister, a teenager sets out on the plains of southern Ireland to use her sharpshooting skills for vengeance.

Trailer Park Boys: Drunk, High And Unemployed Live In AustinNetflix Original

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Ricky, Julien and Bubbles bring their trailer park humor out onto the stage for a night of bravado, schemes and an intoxicated acting demo.


DECEMBER 11

The Adventures of Puss in Boots – Season 2 Netflix Original

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The world’s greatest feline fighter, lover and milk connoisseur takes on daring adventures in exotic locations in this family-friendly comedy series.

The Ridiculous Six Netflix Original

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When his long-lost outlaw father returns, Tommy “White Knife” Stockburn goes on an adventure-filled journey across the Old West with his five brothers.


DECEMBER 12

Kano

A hard-nose new coach takes charge of a ragtag Taiwanese high school baseball team and charts them a course for the national championships in Japan.

W1A – Season 2

The new Head of Values at the BBC deals with redefining the company’s purpose, events like the arrival of Prince Charles and issues with new programs


DECEMBER 13

2 Days in New York

Marion and Mingus go from perfect domesticity to waking nightmare when her family comes from France to New York for the weekend.


DECEMBER 15

Burnistoun – Season 1

Comedy sketch show set in the fictional Scottish town of Burnistoun near Glasgow. The show follows the exploits of characters such as an aspiring girl band and a serial killer who is unhappy at his portrayal in the local media.

Empty – Season 1

Property management employees Jacky and Tony discover the hidden lives of Glasglow residents behind closed doors in this comedy series.

Limmy’s Show! – Season 1

Scottish comic Brian “Limmy” Limond headlines this sketch series featuring him in various roles from a TV psychic to costumed adventurer “Falconhoof.”

Peppa Pig – Season 2

Join plucky piglet Peppa and her family and friends for everyday adventures that prove there’s learning and laughter to be had anywhere you look.

Rab C. Nesbitt – Seasons 6-8

In Glasglow, a middle-aged alcoholic unapologetically revels in a lifestyle absent of employment, other than being a self-made “street philosopher.”

The Good Wife – Season 6

In this courtroom drama, attorney Alicia Florrick finds herself forced to return to work after a scandal lands her politician husband in prison.


DECEMBER 16

Avengers: Age of Ultron

Things go awry when Tony Stark revives a dormant peacekeeping program, and Earth’s mightiest heroes must put a halt to an archvillain’s evil plans.

Santa Claws

When a gift sack full of kittens gives Santa a bad allergic reaction, the kitties have to take over and deliver presents on time.


DECEMBER 18

F is For Family – Season 1 – Netflix Original

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Follow the Murphy family back to the 1970s, a time when you could smack your kid, smoke inside and bring a gun to the airport.  From comic Bill Burr.

Glitter Force – Season 1 – Netflix Original

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Five preteen girls learn they’re a legendary superhero squad known as the Glitter Force.  Their mission? To defend Earth from evil fairytale villains.

Making A Murderer – Season 1 – Netflix Original

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Filmed over 10 years, this real-life thriller follows a DNA exoneree who, while exposing police corruption, becomes a suspect in a grisly new crime.

Mike Epps: Don’t Take It PersonalNetflix Original

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Mike Epps wastes no time bringing his unapologetic and raunchy swagger to a howling live audience at the historic Orpheum Theater in Los Angeles.


DECEMBER 21

Redirected

Three friends try to make money and invite another friend in on a plot.


DECEMBER 23

Two-Bit Waltz

As her 18th birthday approaches, Maude is suspended from school, stranded by her best friends and dumped by the boy she loves.


DECEMBER 24

Dawn of the CroodsNetflix Original

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The world’s first family is back, funnier than ever and taking the prehistoric Croodaceous era by storm in this all-new family sitcom!


DECEMBER 28

My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic

Journey to the enchanted land of Equestra, where unicorn Twilight Sparkle and her pals have adventures and learn valuable lessons about friendship.

Nowitzki: The Perfect Shot

This documentary chronicles the story of the Dallas Mavericks’ Dirk Nowitzki and his inspiring journey from Germany to superstardom in the NBA.


DECEMBER 29

Her

Love comes to a lonely writer in the sleekest of packages when he finds himself falling for the advanced operating system he bought to run his life.


DECEMBER 30

About A Boy – Season 2

An immature man is amazed when his new neighbours – a ditzy single mom and her 11-year-old son – awaken unexpected feelings of responsibility.

My Big Fat Greek Wedding 2 – Official Trailer

11th November 2015

I’ve been waiting for the sequel to My Big Fat Greek Wedding forever.  I can’t believe its been 13 years since the first one came out. I adored the first movie, despite its many cheesy moments and awful Greek stereotypes. My younger sister and I saw it in the theater and we died laughing – we could relate to a lot of it. The strict family, the restaurant business, the million relatives named Gus and the marriages to non-Greeks are something we’ve both experienced.

The sequel comes out this Spring 2016. Enjoy the trailer!

Alice Through The Looking Glass Official Trailer

7th November 2015

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Disney has finally released the trailer for the much anticipated sequel to the Alice in Wonderland movie, Alice Through The Looking Glass and it looks amazing!! It arrives in theatres May 27, 2016 and is directed by James Bobin this time around.

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Johnny Depp (Mad Hatter), Anne Hathaway (White Queen), Helena Bonham Carter (Red Queen) and Mia Wasikowska (Alice) are back and joined by Sasha Baron Cohen as Time, and Rhys Ifans as the Mad Hatter’s Father. ENJOY!

JOY Official Trailer #JoyMovie

22nd October 2015

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JOY is the latest movie by David O. Russell, opening Christmas Day everywhere. The cast is insane and includes Jennifer Lawrence, Robert De Niro, Edgar Ramirez, Diane Ladd, Virginia Madsen, Isabella Rossellini, Elisabeth Röhm, Dascha Polanco and Bradley Cooper!!

JOY is the wild story of a family across four generations centered on the girl who becomes the woman who founds a business dynasty and becomes a matriarch in her own right. Betrayal, treachery, the loss of innocence and the scars of love, pave the road in this intense emotional and human comedy about becoming a true boss of family and enterprise facing a world of unforgiving commerce. Allies become adversaries and adversaries become allies, both inside and outside the family, as Joy’s inner life and fierce imagination carry her through the storm she faces. Jennifer Lawrence stars, with Robert De Niro, Bradley Cooper, Edgar Ramirez, Isabella Rossellini, Diane Ladd, Virginia Madsen , Elisabeth Röhm and Dascha Polanco. Like David O. Russell’s previous films, Joy defies genre to tell a story of family, loyalty, and love.

Check out the official trailer below.

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What’s New On Netflix Canada in October 2015 #StreamTeam #Netflix

3rd October 2015

I love finding out what’s on it’s way to Netflix at the beginning of each month. Here’s what’s coming to Netflix Canada for the month of October!!

October 1

50 First Dates

As Good As It Gets

The Brave One

The Call

Circle

The Client List

The Dark Knight

Elysium

Extracted

Free Willy

Grown Ups 2

Hitch

The Hot Chick

The Invention of Lying

Island of Lemurs: Madagascar

Men in Black

Men in Black II

Mr. Deeds

Mystic River

The Navy SEALs: Their Untold Story

Nova: Rise of the Hackers

One Direction: This is Us

Open Season

Open Season 2

Practical Magic

Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time

Queens & Cowboys

Richard Pryor: Icon

Robin Williams Remembered: A Pioneers of Television Special

The Smurfs 2

Spider-Man 2

Stuart Little 3: Call of the Wild

Taken 3

Tell Spring Not to Come This Year

This is the End

Underworld: Evolution

White House Down

Why Planes Vanish

Death in Paradise: Seasons 1 & 2

Father Brown: Season 2

Girl Eat World: Season 1

Monkey Thieves: Seasons 1 & 2

Scream: Season 1

Wakufu: Season 1

October 2

Anjelah Johnson: Not Fancy

October 4

A Sinner in Mecca

Cheatin’

October 8

Theresa is a Mother

October 9

Winter on Fire: Ukraine’s Fight for Freedom

The Peabody and Sherman Show: Season 1

October 10

Match

October 11

Glen Campbell: I’ll Be Me

Gravity

October 13

Pentatonix: On My Way Home

October 15

The Guvnors

Trophy Kids

Huntik: Seasons 1 & 2

Monster Allergy: Seasons 1 & 2

October 16

Anthony Jeselnik: Thoughts and Prayers

Beasts of No Nation

The Gunman

All Hail King Julien: Season 2

October 19

Ex Machina

It Follows

October 21

Back in Time

Captain Phillips

October 23

Hemlock Grove: Season 3

October 25

Despicable Me 2

October 26

White God

October 27

Manson Family Vacation

October 28

Cinderella

Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2

October 29

If You Build It

October 30

Popples: Season 1

Disney On Ice: Treasure Trove #Kingston #YGK

2nd October 2015

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Disney On Ice is back in Kingston.

We headed to the K-Rock Centre with the kids tonight to see the first showing of Disney On Ice: Treasure Trove. We’ve been to a couple other Disney On Ice shows in the past and the kids really enjoyed them. This time round the kids are older, but they still had a fun night out, especially my youngest.

The show ran for approximately 90 minutes, with a 15 minute intermission. Several of the Disney movies were represented including Toy Story, Alice in Wonderland, Peter Pan, Lion King, Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, Aladdin, Little Mermaid, Tangled and The Princess Frog.

Our favourite part of the show were all the great costumes, especially during the Aladdin, Alice in Wonderland and The Little Mermaid sections of the show. There were some great skating sequences as well, most notably during The Lion King, that really showed off the cast’s talents. There were even flying characters, a magic carpet ride and exciting pyrotechnics. Of course, if you have little Disney fans, they’ll recognize many of the songs and characters throughout and are invited to dance and sing along during the show.

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You might want to bring your wallet to the show as well. As with most kid-focused events, there are several booths stationed outside the show with pricey Disney-themed toys and paraphernalia, so you’ll need your wallet. Or perhaps some kid-sized blinders.

Disney On Ice: Treasure Trove is currently on tour at the K-Rock Centre in Kingston, Ontario and will run six more shows starting tomorrow: Friday, October 2 (7:00 p.m.), Saturday, October 3 (11:00 a.m., 3:00 p.m., 7:00 p.m.), Sunday, October 4 (1:00 p.m., 4:00 p.m.). You can buy tickets online and at the box office.

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Great Movies Featuring Unique Families On Netflix #StreamTeam

2nd June 2015

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I come from a big Greek family. My parents have been married 50+ years, have five kids (including their favourite….ahem), who are all married (except my stubborn older brother) and are still married to the same people and have nine children among them. All of us live in the same city except for my brother and his family. On major holidays, we come together to celebrate which for Greek people means we eat until we crash on any available couch. Every single Christmas, we all come together at my parents’ house and have our 21 people family sitting around a giant makeshift table. Every. Single. Year.

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I guess you would say that my family is as traditional as it gets (with a whole bunch of Greek thrown in). But I know we’re not necessarily the norm these days. My entire life my dad would tell us kids that no matter what, your family comes first and they’re what matter most. And as I’ve gotten older and had my children, I realize how right he is. But this is true regardless of what your family looks like. Your people are your people and that’s that.

There are so many fun flicks on Netflix, that feature non-traditional families (hello segue) to enjoy with your kids. Here’s a few we really enjoyed:

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And some great tv titles for the entire family – personally I think Gilmore Girls needs to be mandatory viewing for all humans. Also, if you haven’t seen it yet, make sure to check out the first season of Netflix original Grace and Frankie.

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So get some snacks, and sit with your people and enjoy!

Disclaimer: I’m part of the Netflix #StreamTeam, and I receive special perks as part of my affiliation with Netflix. All views and opinions are my own. 

Summer Movies 2015

14th May 2015

There are so many great movies coming out this summer that I can’t wait to see.

I have a huge list of movies that I want to see (including Poltergeist (looks CRAZY scary) and Jurassic World (mostly for Chris Pratt) and Ted 2 (Stupid funny can be just what the doctor ordered), but these six are tops on my Summer MUST SEE list.

I AM BIG BIRD – Release Date: June 6

ME AND EARL AND THE DYING GIRL – Release Date: June 12

THE OVERNIGHT – Release Date: June 19

THE LITTLE DEATH – Release Date: June 26

MAGIC MIKE XXL – Release Date: July 1

TRAINWRECK – July 17

What movies are you excited about seeing this summer???

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