Free Disney Character Bedtime Hotline Returns for Limited Time .. #ShopDisney #Disney #Bedtime

ShopDisney.com has announced the return of its beloved “Disney Bedtime Hotline” to help bring a little magic to fans and families everywhere right now.

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Celebrate 2020 National Park Week Virtually April 18-26 .. #FindYourPark #NationalParkWeek #travel

 2020 National Park Week

Normally National Park Week is celebrated with free admission to this country’s national parks, but since we’re quarantined this year, the National Park Foundation is taking the celebration online.

Enjoy a journey to America’s national parks through a variety of online activities including virtual tours, scavenger hunts, trivia contests, and junior ranger programs.

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Zengrrl’s Book Review: Old Bones by Douglas Preston & Lincoln Child .. #OldBones #PrestonChild #NetGalley #BookReview

Old Bones by Douglas Preston & Lincoln Child

I am a big fan of books by Douglas Preston & Lincoln Child, so I eagerly dove into my review copy of Old Bones.

The story centers around Nora Kelly, a young curator at the Santa Fe Institute of Archaeology, who receives a once-in-a-lifetime proposal to lead a team in search of the so-called “Lost Camp” of the tragic Donner Party.

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Get Great Digital Deals as Low as $4.99 on Walt Disney Studios Movies Through May 25 .. #Deals #Disney #Movies

Walt Disney Studios Movies

Get your wallets ready – Walt Disney Studios has slashed prices on several genres of films to help alleviate boredom at home during the pandemic, with prices as low as $4.99 for films you can own.

From Star Wars to Disney Animation titles to Oscar winners like Bohemian Rhapsody, this rolling sale has a little bit of everything.

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Trolls World Tour Premieres April 10 On Demand at Home + Free Watch Party Kit .. @Trolls #Trolls2 #TrollsWorldTour

Trolls World Tour
I have to admit…I’ve watched the original Trolls movie so many times I can quote it. You can imagine how much I was looking forward to seeing Trolls World Tour this month.

So I’m super excited that even though we’re quarantined, and theaters are closed, DreamWorks has opted to keep the sequel on track by having it debut online this Friday, April 10.

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Quibi Streams Into Homes April 6 With a Variety of Offerings .. #Streaming @Quibi #Quibi

Quibi

Quibi, a new online streaming service, has announced the full slate of scripted and unscripted shows coming to the platform with its April 6 debut.

Quibi is the first entertainment platform designed specifically for your phone and will feature all new original content from Hollywood’s biggest stars and creators…offered in 10 minute segments.

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All the #Netflix Additions and Departures for April 2020 .. #Streaming

Netflix Additions and Departures for April 2020

Here is the list of titles coming to Netflix in April 2020, as well as the ones that are leaving.

Highlights include Netflix originals Extraction (Chris Hemsworth), Coffee & Kareem (Ed Helms and Taraji P. Henson), Never Have I Ever, and animated film, The Willoughbys.

Wrestling fans will enjoy the Netflix original family series The Big Show Show (Season 1) and The Main Event (featuring WWE superstars Kofi Kingston, Mike “The Miz” Mizanin, and Sheamus). Plus The Last Kingdom season 4 debuts.

Lots of comedy to watch, too, including The Iliza Shlesinger Sketch Show, Chris D’Elia: No Pain, and Middleditch & Schwartz.

This month has a little something for everyone, so here is the complete list of Netflix titles arriving and departing in April 2020:

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Recalibrating the Signal…

On Hiatus - tv standby

 

I know it’s been really silent on the blog here for a bit. I’ve been going through some personal … issues … losses … bullshit. I don’t know what to call it.

Plus after blogging 18 years on this site, I needed to refind my focus. Recalibrate the signal, if you will.

But I will be back by the end of March 2020, so please hang in there with me. In the meantime, I’m fairly lively on my social media, so hit me up there.

See you soon!

Movie Review: Dolittle Is Fun but Fairly Forgettable .. #SpoilerFree #Dolittle

the Zengrrl movie review of Dolittle

Dolittle is the most recent film incarnation based on the titular character created by author Hugh Lofting. This one stars Robert Downey Jr. and is produced by his and his wife’s production company, Team Downey.

I’ve been a fan of the Doctor Dolittle character since I was a child, and a fan of Downey’s work for decades. So I had really high hopes for this film.

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Zengrrl Movie Review: Lady and the Tramp (2019) .. #LadyandtheTramp #DisneyPlus

Disney's Lady and the Tramp

I loved the original animated version of Disney’s Lady and the Tramp, but was a bit dubious that it needed a remake – a live action one, to boot.

Having just watched it, I’m still not sure if the original movie needed a live action remake, but it wasn’t a waste of my time, either.

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All the #Netflix Additions and Departures for July 2019

Netflix Additions and Departures for July 2019

Here is the list of titles coming to Netflix in July 2019, as well as the ones that are leaving.

Highlights include Netflix premiere of Disney’s Mary Poppins Returns; the Netflix original movies The Red Sea Diving Resort (starring Chris Evans), and Point Blank (starring Anthony Mackie and Frank Grillo); plus the Netflix original series Stranger Things (Season 3), Orange is the New Black (Season 7), Queer Eye (Season 4), 3Below: Tales of Arcadia (Part 2), and Another Life (Season 1).

Here is the complete list of Netflix titles arriving and departing in July 2019:

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Movie Review: Is Toy Story 4 Worth Seeing? #SpoilerFree #ToyStory4

Toy Story 4 - The Zengrrl Movie Review

I’ll admit, when I first heard they were doing Toy Story 4, I was worried they might be going to the well too many times. But I recently had the chance to preview the movie, and I think it’s a welcome sequel.

As the film opens, Woody (voice of Tom Hanks), Buzz Lightyear (voice of Tim Allen), and the rest of the toys now belong to a young girl named Bonnie. When Bonnie’s beloved new craft-project-turned-toy, Forky (voice of Tony Hale), declares himself as “trash” and not a toy, Woody takes it upon himself to show Forky why he should embrace being a toy.

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All the #Netflix Additions and Departures for June 2019

Here is the list of titles coming to Netflix in June 2019, as well as the ones that are leaving.

Here is the list of titles coming to Netflix in June 2019, as well as the ones that are leaving.

Highlights include Netflix premiers of Disney’s Ralph Breaks the Internet and Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse; the Netflix original movies Murder Mystery with Jennifer Aniston and Adam Sandler, and I Am Mother with Hilary Swank; and the Netflix original series Designated Survivor (Season 3), Marvel’s Jessica Jones (Season 3), and Black Mirror (Season 5).

Here is the complete list of Netflix titles arriving and departing in June 2019:

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Living with MS: May 30th is World MS Day #MyInvisibleMS #MSawareness #WorldMSDay

World MS Day

Today, May 30, is designated as World MS Day, to bring awareness to the disease – one which I’ve been living with for almost a decade.

Multiple Sclerosis (MS) is an unpredictable, often disabling disease of the central nervous system that disrupts the flow of information within the brain, and between the brain and body.

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All the #Netflix Additions and Departures for May 2019

Here is the list of titles coming to Netflix in May 2019, as well as the ones that are leaving. Highlights include Lucifer (Season 4).

Here is the list of titles coming to Netflix in May 2019, as well as the ones that are leaving.

Highlights include Lucifer (Season 4), She’s Gotta Have It (Season 2), The Rain (Season 2), Tiffany Haddish and Ali Wong in the animated Tuca & Bertie, Christina Applegate and Linda Cardellini in Dead to Me, Zac Efron in Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil and Vile, Amy Poehler in Wine Country, the political documentary Knock Down the House, and the Netflix debut of Disney’s The Nutcracker and the Four Realms.

Here is the complete list of Netflix titles arriving and departing in May 2019:

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