Coco: The Importance of Traditions & Culture

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At the Coco movie screening. 

Growing up in a Mexican household (while living in California), I learned about Día de Los Muertos (Day of the Dead, the holiday celebrated in Mexico to honor the dead) at an early age. It was important to my parents that my siblings and I learn about the Mexican culture and traditions. They not only worked hard to teach us proper Spanish, but also to instill in us a sense of pride and appreciation for our Mexican culture and heritage. I am very appreciative to my parents for giving me this wonderful gift! I grew up in the United States, but I am Mexican-American, bicultural and bilingual! I feel I have the best of both worlds!

I want to be able to pass on this priceless gift to my daughter, Alessandra. So, when I got invited to the preview screening of Disney Pixar’s new animated movie Coco, I got excited! To add to the excitement and fun, I Continue reading

Girls Night Out at Home Again Movie Screening (& Review of Movie)

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Looking for something fun to do this weekend? We had a fun girls night out for the movie screening of Home Again, starring Reese Witherspoon. It was an adventure getting to the movie theater, but we made it…& even arrived a little early. Click on video to see our review of the movie & opinion of Arclight Cinema La Jolla. Thanks for watching! If you like this video, please Like it & Subscribe to my Youtube channel to receive notifications of new videos I upload. And, please leave your comments below 🙂

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Girls Night At the Movies: Rough Night Review

(L to R) Blair (Zo‘ Kravitz), Alice (Jillian Bell), Jess (Scarlett Johansson), Frankie (Illana Grazer) and Pippa (Kate McKinnon) in Columbia PicturesÕ ROUGH NIGHT.

(L to R) Blair (Zo‘ Kravitz), Alice (Jillian Bell), Jess (Scarlett Johansson), Frankie (Illana Grazer) and Pippa (Kate McKinnon) in Columbia PicturesÕ ROUGH NIGHT.

(Photo courtesy of EPK.TV)

In a previous post I mentioned that one of the things I missed since becoming a mom was going to the movies. Well, now that Alessandra is a toddler and my hubby and I seem to be on a more Continue reading

Night Out With My Nieces: Everything Everything Movie

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(Photo from official Everything Everything Movie Facebook Page)

One of the things I miss most since becoming a mom is going to the movies. I am sharing my feelings, so please don’t judge. There are several thing about my life which I miss since becoming a mom (that’s a whole other post, see here and here for posts I wrote on the subject), but of course having our baby Continue reading

Sicario: An Intense Action Movie

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I learned about the term sicario a few months ago from a friend which has family who lives in a rural part of a small town in Mexico. She told me it means hitman, someone hired to kill, usually for money or some type of asset, usually involving drug lords. So, when I saw the invitation to the screening of Sicario, I was intrigued. I watched the trailer, it looked Continue reading