By Drew Bennett

Husband, Dad, Blogger, Photographer, Transformers Fan and Wired Kayaker

  • The Force Awakens - Finn OverShoulder Stormtrooper

    Yes, yes and so much yes! I just got the new trailer for the Disney Infinity 3.0 Star Wars the Force Awakens Playset! This Play Set will be released on December 18th, the same day as the new movie! You can play as characters, Poe Dameron, Rey, Finn and Kylo Ren. No other characters have been announced but I do see a moment with old Han solo and old Chewbacca. I really hope that if you place their figures on the base they look like their future selves. That would be awesome! check out the Trailer!

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    As you will see in the below trailer, players will travel to a galaxy far, far away alongside new heroes and old friends in search for a much-needed ally. Playable characters include Finn, a soldier on a path to adventure and danger, and Rey, a true survivor who is resourceful and capable. Both will join Poe Dameron, the trusted pilot of the Resistance who uses his expert flying skills to travel the galaxy, and Kylo Ren, an enforcer for the First Order who terrorizes the galaxy with devious acts.

    Wasn’t that awesome! I cannot wait to play it!


    AN UNLIKELY PAIR – In Disney•Pixar’s THE GOOD DINOSAUR, Arlo, an Apatosaurus, encounters a human named Spot. Together, they brave an epic journey through a harsh and mysterious landscape. Directed by Peter Sohn, THE GOOD DINOSAUR opens in theaters nationwide Nov. 25, 2015. ©2015 Disney•Pixar. All Rights Reserved.

    This past Monday we took the kids into Boston to catch the press screening of the movie, The Good Dinosaur. I am disclosing that I saw the movie for free but I think that spending $41 on snacks and $14 on parking balances things out. Either way, I am going to give you my honest opinion of the movie.

    Three years ago I had the unique opportunity to visit the Pixar campus for a press tour for Monsters University. There I got to meet and interview Peter Sohn, the director of The Good Dinosaur. During that trip he even mentioned that he was working on The Good Dinosaur. The process for making a Pixar movie is so long and it shows. Attention to detail and quality of story are key in a Pixar movie. The Good Dinosaur is no exception. This is a beautiful movie, not just in story but in the imagery of the scenery.

    THE GOOD DINOSAUR - Pictured (L-R): Momma, Poppa, Arlo, Buck, Libby. ©2015 Disney•Pixar. All Rights Reserved.

    THE GOOD DINOSAUR – Pictured (L-R): Momma, Poppa, Arlo, Buck, Libby. ©2015 Disney•Pixar. All Rights Reserved.

    At it’s heart the movie is a Hero’s Journey set in a world where the dinosaurs never went extinct in the genre of a Western. The movie begins with our main character, Arlo, a tiny apatosaurus, being born into a hard working farming family lead by Poppa and Momma. Arlo has two siblings, the rough and tumble Buck and the smart Libby. Each member of the family has a job to do and if they do a good job then they can “make their mark” on the family corn silo. In order to “make your mark” you have to do something exceptional. This is Arlo’s initial struggle. read more!

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    This one came out of nowhere! Last night Cap (Chris Evans) and Iron Man (Robert Downey Jr.) surprised the folks at Jimmy Kimmel Live with the very first trailer of Captain America: Civil War! And it ROCKS! We get to see the very first appearance of Black Panther! The trailer has me clamoring for more to see. But there was plenty in this trailer to get excited about. Great lines between Iron Man and Captain America. This is going to tear apart the Avengers and the consequences will be felt in the years to come in the MCU (Marvel Cinematic Universe). While I hate to see Iron Man and Captain America fight it is inevitable. They are so fundamentally different in their approach to protecting the world. There is bound to be conflict and much conflict can be seen in this trailer.

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    Genre: Action-Adventure
    Rating: TBD
    U.S. Release date: May 6, 2016
    Running Time: TBD
    Cast: Chris Evans, Robert Downey Jr., Scarlett Johansson, Sebastian Stan, Anthony Mackie, Emily VanCamp, Don Cheadle, Jeremy Renner, Chadwick Boseman, Paul Bettany, Elizabeth Olsen, Paul Rudd, Frank Grillo, with William Hurt and Daniel Brühl
    Directors: Anthony & Joe Russo
    Producer: Kevin Feige
    Executive Producers: Louis D’Esposito, Alan Fine, Victoria Alonso, Patricia Whitcher, Nate Moore, Stan Lee
    Screenplay by: Christopher Markus & Stephen McFeely

    Marvel’s “Captain America: Civil War” finds Steve Rogers leading the newly formed team of Avengers in their continued efforts to safeguard humanity. But after another incident involving the Avengers results in collateral damage, political pressure mounts to install a system of accountability, headed by a governing body to oversee and direct the team. The new status quo fractures the Avengers, resulting in two camps—one led by Steve Rogers and his desire for the Avengers to remain free to defend humanity without government interference, and the other following Tony Stark’s surprising decision to support government oversight and accountability.
    Marvel’s “Captain America: Civil War” stars Chris Evans, Robert Downey Jr., Scarlett Johansson, Sebastian Stan, Anthony Mackie, Emily VanCamp, Don Cheadle, Jeremy Renner, Chadwick Boseman, Paul Bettany, Elizabeth Olsen, Paul Rudd and Frank Grillo, with William Hurt and Daniel Brühl.

    Anthony & Joe Russo are directing with Kevin Feige producing. Louis D’Esposito, Alan Fine, Victoria Alonso, Patricia Whitcher, Nate Moore and Stan Lee are the executive producers. The screenplay is by Christopher Markus & Stephen McFeely. Get ready to pick a side and join the nonstop action playing out on two fronts when

    Marvel’s “Captain America: Civil War” opens in U.S. theaters on May 6, 2016.

  • Photo-A-Day #3881

    Andrew's First Feast Day

    Today was Andrew’s first Feast Day at school. Four years ago when Andrew arrived we were in the hospital when Eva had her Feast Day. Auntie Tara went with her to that one. Feast Day is one very special day for the kids at the school. Some kids dress as Native Americans and some as Pilgrims. Andrew was a Pilgrim. The first thing he did when he came upstairs to the hall he asked if he could take off his costume. I wouldn’t let him take off the costume and he settled down and enjoyed the festivities. The kids helped make applesauce, pumpkin bread and stew.

    Andrew was a big fan of the food. When it was time to go to story time he kept going back to the table to finish his food. He’s definitely my kid. What made this even more clear was that after everyone was finished with the story time and the kids headed home Andrew was still working on his food and I had another bowl of the stew. At least we got our lunch out of the way.

    With Lunch done we headed over to Target to do some shopping for our trip to the Christmas Farm Inn tomorrow. On the way there we stopped by Briggs Nursery because they had a playground. We played for a while and I got this cute photo of Andrew in the slide.

    Sweet Slide
  • Photo-A-Day #3880

    At the Good Dinosaur

    Tonight we took Eva and Andrew in to Boston to a press screening of The Good Dinosaur. I can’t post anything about the movie at this time but will have a full review coming on Wednesday. I can say that the kids had a great time and they were very well behaved. When we asked Andrew his favorite part he was very insightful. I am looking forward to having this movie to watch anytime. We really liked it.