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Tuesday, February 12, 2019

2019 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport



2018 Mitsubishi Outlander Review

After almost 6 years of reviewing cars, when people ask me what my favorite is, I ALWAYS tell them the Mitsubishi Outlander and Outlander Sport. I absolutely love the vehicle and it has been my favorite since I first test drove the Sport in 2013. And every year it just gets better and better. So many upgrades each year.



Thursday, January 31, 2019

Top 10 Favorite Romantic Movies




In light of Valentine's Day coming up in 2 weeks, I thought I'd throw this list together. It's time to hunker down on the couch and watch some of these movies. Grab some popcorn, cuddle up with a loved one (or dog) and get to watching and get in the romantic spirit!

So, if I could, 1-10 would be Nicholas Sparks movies, BUTTTT I'll skip that and only include a few ;)

10. Definitely, Maybe
9. To all the Boys I've Loved Before
8. Love Actually
7. Safe Haven- Nicholas Sparks
6. The Age of Adaline
5. The Fault in our Stars
4. The Notebook- Nicholas Sparks
3. Sweet Home Alabama
2. The Lucky One- Nicholas Sparks
1. Dirty Dancing

What are some of your favorites?


Wednesday, January 16, 2019

HAMILTON Tickets on Sale for Detroit Michigan!




TICKETS ON SALE POWERED BY
TICKETMASTER VERIFIED FAN®
FRIDAY, JANUARY 25

TICKETMASTER VERIFIED FAN® REGISTRATION AVAILABLE THROUGH WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 23

DETROIT, MI, January 16, 2019 -- Producer Jeffrey Seller and Broadway in Detroit announced today that tickets for the Detroit engagement of HAMILTON will be available online through Ticketmaster Verified Fan®, on Friday, January 25 at 10:00 AM ET.  Verified Fan is a new fan-facing technology from Ticketmaster that allows pre-registered fans to unlock access to tickets without competing against scalpers and bots.
Jeffrey Seller states, "Verified Fan is the newest program to make tickets available to theatre-goers at regular prices. I am confident that it will be a valuable service to our fans.  We know how challenging it is to buy tickets and this new Ticketmaster program will make the process a whole lot easier."

Ticketmaster Verified Fan® registration begins now and will close Wednesday, January 23 at 10:00 PM ET.  Visit verifiedfan.ticketmaster.com/hamiltondet to register.

Those who registered will be notified by Ticketmaster via SMS text message on Thursday, January 24 if they have been selected for the Verified Fan on sale. The Ticketmaster Verified Fan® on sale will be available for purchases online only. 

Tickets will be available for performances of HAMILTON at Detroit’s Fisher Theatre, March 12 – April 21, 2019.

There is a maximum purchase limit of four (4) tickets per household for the engagement. Tickets range from $80 - $185, with a select number of $485 premium seats available. Ticket prices include facility fees and parking.

A limited number of tickets will also be available for purchase through a wristband lottery at the Fisher Theatre Box Office (3011 W Grand Blvd., Detroit).  From 7:30 AM – 9:30 AM on Friday, January 25, numbered wristbands will be distributed. Starting at 10:00 AM, groups of wristband numbers will randomly be called to purchase tickets at the box office windows. 

Additionally, there will be a lottery for forty (40) $10 seats for all performances. Details will be announced closer to the engagement.

HAMILTON is the story of America's Founding Father Alexander Hamilton, an immigrant from the West Indies who became George Washington's right-hand man during the Revolutionary War and was the new nation’s first Treasury Secretary. Featuring a score that blends hip-hop, jazz, blues, rap, R&B, and Broadway, HAMILTON is the story of America then, as told by America now.  

With book, music and lyrics by Lin-Manuel Miranda, direction by Thomas Kail, choreography by Andy Blankenbuehler and musical supervision and orchestrations by Alex Lacamoire, HAMILTON is based on Ron Chernow’s biography of Founding Father Alexander Hamilton.

The HAMILTON creative team previously collaborated on the 2008 Tony Award ® Winning Best MusicalIn the Heights. 

HAMILTON features scenic design by David Korins, costume design by Paul Tazewell, lighting design by Howell Binkley, sound design by Nevin Steinberg, hair and wig design by Charles G. LaPointe, and casting by Telsey + Company, Bethany Knox, CSA, and General Management by Baseline Theatrical. 

The musical is produced by Jeffrey Seller, Sander Jacobs, Jill Furman and The Public Theater.

Premiering in Chicago in April 2019, HAMILTON: THE EXHIBITION, an immersive exhibition inspired by the musical, will take visitors deeper into the life and times of Alexander Hamilton, while at the same time chronicling the American Revolution and the creation of the United States of America.  For more information and to sign up to be the first to receive news and ticket sales alerts about HAMILTON: THE EXHIBITION, please visit hamiltonexhibition.com.

The HAMILTON Original Broadway Cast Recording is available everywhere nationwide. The HAMILTON recording received a 2016 Grammy for Best Musical Theatre Album. 

For information on HAMILTON, visit:

Performance times for HAMILTON appearing March 12 – April 21, 2019 at the Fisher Theatre, located at 3011 West Grand Blvd., in Detroit are:

•             Tuesday – Sunday evening performances at 8:00 PM
•             Saturday & Sunday matinees at 2:00 PM
•             No Sunday evening performance on April 14 or April 21
•             American Sign Language (ASL) / Open Caption performance on Sunday, April 14 at 2:00 PM

Tickets for the ASL / Open Caption performance are available now and may be purchased in person at the Fisher Theatre box office or by phone at 313-872-1000, ext. 0.

Performance schedule, prices and cast are subject to change without notice.

Broadway In Detroit uses Ticketmaster as its sole, authorized ticketing agent. Individual tickets purchased from a ticket broker or “third party” ticket reseller involves risk and may not be authentic, sold at box office prices, or with correct performance and venue information. Broadway In Detroit box offices cannot reprint or replace lost or stolen tickets sold through a third party or ticket reseller. Broadway In Detroit is also unable to contact third party purchasers with pertinent updates or changes regarding performances.

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2019 North American International Auto Show with A Girls Guide to Cars



This post is sponsored by A Girl's Guide to Cars and I was compensated to write. However, all opinions in this post are 100% my own.

I'm so glad to be a part of the North American International Auto Show (NAIAS) again this year, 2019. I'm always so excited to cover this event. Not only am I a car lover, but I love getting together with some of my favorite blogger friends and love seeing women covering this particular event. In an industry mostly targeted to men, and men are usually the enthusiasts, I'm so glad to be with a bunch of wonderful women that are as passionate about cars as I am.

This post is about some of my favorite things I saw and discovered at the NAIAS. Some new vehicles, some new technology and some auto news is at the end as well. 

Speaking of the end, stick around for a surprise at the VERY end of this article ;)

CADILLAC XT6
This is right between the newer XT5 and the Escalade. It's a 3 row vehicle that is AWD so can have a smaller impact. It's basically an Escalade on a smaller chassis. 
So if you need more seating than the XT5, but a better price than the Escalade, the XT6 is where it's at. 






Friday, January 4, 2019

2019 Disney Movies!





March 9, 2019 – CAPTAIN MARVEL (Marvel Studios)
#CaptainMarvel

Set in the 1990s, Marvel Studios’ “Captain Marvel” is an all-new adventure from a previously unseen period in the history of the Marvel Cinematic Universe that follows the journey of Carol Danvers as she becomes one of the universe’s most powerful heroes. While a galactic war between two alien races reaches Earth, Danvers finds herself and a small cadre of allies at the center of the maelstrom. 

The film stars Brie Larson, Samuel L. Jackson, Ben Mendelsohn, Djimon Hounsou, Lee Pace, Lashana Lynch, Gemma Chan, Rune Temte, Algenis Perez Soto, Mckenna Grace, with Annette Bening, with Clark Gregg, and Jude Law.

Marvel Studios’ “Captain Marvel” is produced by Kevin Feige and directed by Anna Boden and Ryan Fleck. Louis D’Esposito, Victoria Alonso, Jonathan Schwartz, Patricia Whitcher and Stan Lee are the executive producers. The story is by Nicole Perlman and Joe Shrapnel & Anna Waterhouse, and the screenplay is by Anna Boden & Ryan Fleck and Geneva Robertson-Dworet and Jac Schaeffer.

Marvel Studios’ CAPTAIN MARVEL opens on March 8, 2019 in U.S. theaters.

     

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March 29, 2019 – DUMBO (Walt Disney Studios)
#Dumbo

From Disney and visionary director Tim Burton, the all-new grand live-action adventure “Dumbo” expands on the beloved classic story where differences are celebrated, family is cherished and dreams take flight. Circus owner Max Medici (Danny DeVito) enlists former star Holt Farrier (Colin Farrell) and his children Milly (Nico Parker) and Joe (Finley Hobbins) to care for a newborn elephant whose oversized ears make him a laughingstock in an already struggling circus. But when they discover that Dumbo can fly, the circus makes an incredible comeback, attracting persuasive entrepreneur V.A. Vandevere (Michael Keaton), who recruits the peculiar pachyderm for his newest, larger-than-life entertainment venture, Dreamland. Dumbo soars to new heights alongside a charming and spectacular aerial artist, Colette Marchant (Eva Green), until Holt learns that beneath its shiny veneer, Dreamland is full of dark secrets.

Directed by Tim Burton (“Alice in Wonderland,” “Charlie and the Chocolate Factory”) from a screenplay by Ehren Kruger (“Ophelia,” “Dream House”), and produced by Justin Springer (“TRON: Legacy”), Kruger, Katterli Frauenfelder (“Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children,” “Big Eyes”) and Derek Frey (“Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children,” “Frankenweenie”).

DUMBO flies into theaters on March 29, 2019.

             

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April 17, 2019 – PENGUINS (Disneynature)
#DisneynaturePenguins

Disneynature’s all-new feature film “Penguins” is a coming-of-age story about an AdĂ©lie penguin named Steve who joins millions of fellow males in the icy Antarctic spring on a quest to build a suitable nest, find a life partner and start a family. None of it comes easily for him, especially considering he's targeted by everything from killer whales to leopard seals, who unapologetically threaten his happily ever after. From the filmmaking team behind “Bears” and “Chimpanzee,” Disneynature’s “Penguins” opens in theaters nationwide in time for Earth Day 2019.

Disneynature’s PENGUINS opens in theaters on April 17, 2019.

                     

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April 26, 2019 – AVENGERS: ENDGAME (Marvel Studios)
#AvengersEndgame


AVENGERS: ENDGAME releases in U.S. theaters on April 26, 2019.

            

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May 24, 2019 – ALADDIN (Walt Disney Studios)
#Aladdin


A thrilling and vibrant live-action adaptation of Disney’s animated classic, “Aladdin” is the exciting tale of the charming street rat Aladdin, the courageous and self-determined Princess Jasmine and Genie who may be the key to their future. Directed by Guy Ritchie (“Sherlock Holmes,” “The Man from U.N.C.L.E.”), who brings his singular flair for fast-paced, visceral action to the fictitious port city of Agrabah, “Aladdin” is written by John August (“Dark Shadows,” “Big Fish”) and Ritchie based on Disney’s “Aladdin.” The film stars Will Smith (“Ali,” “Men in Black”) as the larger-than-life Genie; Mena Massoud (“Tom Clancy’s Jack Ryan”) as the charming scoundrel Aladdin; Naomi Scott (“Power Rangers”) as Jasmine, the beautiful self-determined princess; Marwan Kenzari (“Murder on the Orient Express”) as Jafar, the powerful sorcerer; Navid Negahban (“Legion”) as the Sultan concerned with his daughter’s future; Nasim Pedrad (“Saturday Night Live”) as Dalia, Princess Jasmine’s free-spirited best friend and confidante; Billy Magnussen (“Into the Woods”) as the handsome and arrogant suitor Prince Anders; and Numan Acar (“The Great Wall”) as Hakim, Jafar’s right-hand man and captain of the palace guards.

“Aladdin” is produced by Dan Lin (“Sherlock Holmes”) and Jonathan Eirich (“Death Nate”) with Oscar nominee and Golden Globe winner Marc Platt (“La La Land”) and Kevin De La Noy (“The Dark Knight Rises”) serving as executive producers. Eight-time Academy Award winning composer Alan Menken (“Beauty and the Beast,” “The Little Mermaid”) provides the score, which includes new recordings of the original songs written by Menken and Oscar-winning lyricists Howard Ashman (“Little Shop of Horrors”) and Tim Rice (“The Lion King”) and includes two new songs written by Menken and Oscar and Tony Award-winning songwriters Benj Pasek and Justin Paul (“La La Land,” “Dear Evan Hanson”). The film, which was shot on practical stages in London and on location amidst the stunning desert vistas of Jordan, has a talented creative team helping to bring Agrabah to life, including: director of photography Alan Stewart (“The Commuter”), production designer Gemma Jackson (“Game of Thrones”) and costume designer Michael Wilkinson (“American Hustle”).

ALADDIN opens in U.S. theatres nationwide May 24, 2019.

         

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YouTube Link: https://youtu.be/9g5knnlF7Zo  


June 21, 2019 – TOY STORY 4 (Disney·Pixar)
#ToyStory4


Woody has always been confident about his place in the world and that his priority is taking care of his kid, whether that’s Andy or Bonnie. But when Bonnie adds a reluctant new toy called “Forky” to her room, a road trip adventure alongside old and new friends will show Woody how big the world can be for a toy. Directed by Josh Cooley (“Riley’s First Date?”) and produced by Jonas Rivera (“Inside Out,” “Up”) and Mark Nielsen (associate producer “Inside Out”).

Disney·Pixar’s TOY STORY 4 ventures to U.S. theaters on June 21, 2019.

     
        
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YouTube Link: https://youtu.be/LDXYRzerjzU  



July 19, 2019 – THE LION KING (Walt Disney Studios)
#TheLionKing


Director Jon Favreau’s all-new “The Lion King” journey’s to the African savannah where a future king is born. Simba idolizes his father, King Mufasa, and takes to heart his own royal destiny. But not everyone in the kingdom celebrates the new cub’s arrival. Scar, Mufasa’s brother–and former heir to the throne-has plans of his own. The battle for Pride Rock is ravaged with betrayal, tragedy and drama, ultimately resulting in Simba’s exile. With help from a curious pair of newfound friends, Simba will have to figure out how to grow up and take back what is rightfully his. The all-star cast includes Donald Glover as Simba, BeyoncĂ© Knowles-Carter as Nala, James Earl Jones as Mufasa, Chiwetel Ejiofor as Scar, Seth Rogen as Pumbaa and Billy Eichner as Timon, “The Lion King” utilizes pioneer filmmaking techniques to bring these treasured characters to life in a whole new way.    

THE LION KING roars into theatres on July 19, 2019.

              

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YouTube Link: https://youtu.be/4CbLXeGSDxg  



August 9, 2019 – ARTEMIS FOWL (Walt Disney Studios)
#ArtemisFowl


Disney’s “Artemis Fowl,” based on the beloved book by Eoin Colfer, is a fantastical, spellbinding adventure that follows the journey of 12-year-old genius Artemis Fowl, a descendant of a long line of criminal masterminds, as he seeks to find his father who has mysteriously disappeared. With the help of his loyal protector Butler, Artemis sets out to find him, and in doing so uncovers an ancient, underground civilization—the amazingly advanced world of fairies. Deducing that his father’s disappearance is somehow connected to the secretive, reclusive fairy world, cunning Artemis concocts a dangerous plan—so dangerous that he ultimately finds himself in a perilous war of wits with the all-powerful fairies.

“Artemis Fowl” is directed by Kenneth Branagh and stars Ferdia Shaw, Lara McDonnell, Tamara Smart, Nonzo Anozie, with Josh Gad, and Judi Dench. Judy Hofflund and Branagh are producing with Angus More Gordon and Matthew Jenkins serving as executive producers. Conor McPherson wrote the screenplay.

Disney’s ARTEMIS FOWL opens in U.S. theaters on August 9, 2019.

     

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YouTube Link: https://youtu.be/wXlBep9uFjI  


November 22, 2019 – FROZEN 2 (Walt Disney Animation Studios)
Hashtag Coming Soon

Arendelle heats up in 2019 when Anna, Elsa, Kristoff and Olaf return to the big screen in Walt Disney Animation Studios’ “Frozen 2,” the much-anticipated follow-up to 2013’s Oscar®-winning “Frozen”—the highest grossing animated film of all time. Kristen Bell, Idina Menzel, Jonathan Groff and Josh Gad reprise their roles, while Chris Buck and Jennifer Lee, the team behind “Frozen,” return to the directors’ chairs.

FROZEN 2 opens in U.S. theaters on Nov. 22, 2019. 

TRAILER:
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December 20, 2019 – STAR WARS: EPISODE IX (Lucasfilm)
Hashtag Coming Soon

STAR WARS: EPISODE IX opens in U.S. theaters on December 20, 2019.


TRAILER:
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