Thursday, February 28, 2013

Luna Bars on sale at Whole Foods- Today only!

Today is the last day for an awesome sale at Whole Foods! I know, the words Whole Foods and great sale, are not usually said in the same sentence.
At my local store, they do not require that you cut out the coupon.  They have the coupon at the register and they just scan it for as many bars as you want to buy.
This deal is so easy!
Choose the flavors of Luna Bars that you like.  There are tons of different flavors, and many have chocolate, coconut, peanut butter, lemon and blueberry, just to name a few!
Buy a minimum of two bars, and a maximum of as many as you can eat before they expire!
Ask your cashier to scan the coupon, which is $1.50 off of every 2 bars.  Plus, the bars are on sale for .99 each!!
Hurry, this deal expires when your Whole Foods closes tonight!

Sunday, February 10, 2013

Escape from Planet Earth Real Parents Review

Escape from Planet Earth is a movie about 2 brothers, both aliens, whose jobs are to save their fellow aliens when they get in trouble around the galaxy.  One of the brothers (Scorch) is the hero who flies around and saves the alien babies who have been abducted and does his job with great "style" (think - Buzz Lightgear). His older brother (Gary), who happens to be much smaller and smarter, stays back at Mission Control and helps his brother get out of the messes he makes while saving the galaxy - the brains behind the brawn. The tables are turned when Scorch gets captured on Earth and Gary needs to be the hero and save him.  There are a number of great actors who provide their voices for this movie including: William Shatner, Brendon Frasier, Rob Corddry, Jane Lynch, George Lopez, Jessica Alba, Sarah Jessica Parker, James Gandolfini and more.

I think this movie is aimed at young children, possibly in the 3-7 year old range.  There is no swearing at all.  No sex or sexual situations.  Good cast and a plot that the kids can easily follow (although parents might not find it too stimulating).  The aliens in the movie are not scary at all and even in a theater full of kids, I heard nothing but laughter throughout the movie.  Its not the best animated movie I have seen, but it was also far from the worst.  

Many jokes are multilevel and can be appreciated by parents whose children may not get the references.  These jokes go right over the heads of the children.  The only complaint I had, was that there were far too many product placements once they landed on Earth - 7-11 stores, pop chips, etc.  I would also recommend that you NOT see this in 3D unless you really feel like spending a few extra bucks.  There were very few scenes that even used 3D and those were more of the contrived sort (a paddleball where the ball keeps coming right at you).  We took our glasses off and did not need them shortly after the movie started.

We took two kids with us to see this movie. One is 8 and one is 14.  Both of them were very lukewarm about the movie.  They both give it 2 stars out of 5. I am not sure who this movie is aimed towards.  We did bring anyone in the under 8 category, so maybe that is the target age.  Leave me a comment if you go to see it, I would love to know what you think of it!