Saturday, October 13, 2012

Here Comes the Boom Real Parents Movie Review

Here Comes the Boom is a comedy, rated PG, about a disenchanted teacher (Kevin James) who found inspiration from a talented and dedicated music teacher (Henry Winkler).  Kevin James decided to help Henry Winkler save his music program from the recent budget cuts.  Kevin James needed to raise a significant amount of money and figured out that his best chance was to enter a MMA fight. After watching a MMA fight on TV, he decided he could make a bunch of money simply by losing. This led to him having one of his adult students (Niko from a Citizenship class he taught at night) agree to be his trainer (played by legendary MMA fighter Bas Rutten, who absolutely stole the movie).  Niko took him on as a student and got him fights at small local shows.  You can obviously see where the movie heads to, but the way they got there was funny and touching.  Was this movie predictable? Yes, it was. Does this movie take elements from other fighting movies? Yes, it has elements from Rocky and Karate Kid. Yet, we all still enjoyed it.  It was funny throughout.  There are a bunch of great characters and actors including Henry Winkler and Salma Hayek.  Many famous MMA fighters have tiny roles, and it was fun to recognize them (Shoutout to Mayhem Miller).  The end of the movie even had a few really touching moments. 

Disclosure #1:  From my DH:  I have to admit - I am a MMA fan and watch UFC regularly which may be why the fight scenes didn't bother me at all.  If you have never seen an MMA fight you might want to catch a few minutes of one before heading out to see this movie.  Other than that, there is really nothing to find objectionable at all about this film.  There is very little cursing that we can remember and absolutely no sex at all. We took two 14 year old boys to this movie and they both loved it. They both found this movie to be hilarious and they sat through it twice in two days.
If you liked Paul Blart - Mall Cop you will probably also like this movie as well.  We loved Kevin James in King of Queens and he was just as hilarious in this movie as he was on that show.  This is a fun movie that you will enjoy seeing and will laugh about afterwards.
Disclosure #2: We won passes to attend two screenings of this movie.  All parts of this review are our own thoughts and ideas and we were not at all influenced by the grouchy reviewers who were sitting in front of us discussing how many minutes the movie would be and how much they were dreading being there.  Do not listen to the negative reviews and give this movie a chance!

Wednesday, October 3, 2012

Get Unreal!

Candy Season is upon us.
You will be required to buy candy in a few more weeks.
Don't you want to buy candy that is missing all that junk?
Get Unreal candy has done the hard work for you.
They have come up with 5 flavors that taste just as good as the candy bars you had as a child, but free from the junk you no longer want to feed your family!
Do you have a few minutes to watch a cute video?  Lots of people have discovered Get Unreal candy, so check them out!

Let's take a minute and look at a bag of Peanut M&Ms.  A small 49 gram bag has 250 calories and 25 grams of sugar! The rest of the stats on your favorite peanut M&Ms are 30 carb and 13 grams of fat.
Now I would like you to met Unreal #54. A rival to the Peanut M&Ms.
Unreal #54 is a 42 gram serving, the perfect size for small hands.
Unreal #54 has only 200 calories, 16 grams of sugar, 11grams of fat, and 20g of carbs.

Most importantly the ingredients on the Unreal line are clean!
No corn syrup
No Partially Hydrogenated Oils
No Artificial Ingredients
No Preservatives
and a low glycemic index.
Candy is not served very often in my house, but if I am going to serve my kids some candy, it will definitely be UNREAL

We tasted all the Get Unreal candy options and they all taste amazing.  We really did prefer them to regular candy bars.  My teen boys said these bars were much better than regular candy and filled them up for a long time!  I loved that we were eating less junk and cleaner ingredients.  Try it for yourself. If you see me out and about, I might just have a bar for you to try.

Disclosure: I was invited to host a GetUnreal party and to learn more about the Get Unreal mission and brand.  I was provided product to sample, take home, and give away to friends and family.  The opinions expressed above are my own.  We had a really fun party where we tasted all the different UNREAL candy and put them up against the well known M&Ms Snickers, etc... The Unreal candy won by a landslide.  You can make up your own mind about this product by purchasing a bar at CVS or Michaels.  Additional retailers to launch soon. Check out the Get Unreal website for product information.