Celebrating Valentine’s Day in Lanzarote

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Celebrating Valentine’s Day in Lanzarote

When February 14th comes around, enamored couples look for new ways to celebrate cheesy love-themed festivities in tandem. Going abroad is always a winner in the romance department, but with trips to the standard getaways of Paris and Rome threatening to break the bank, it’s not always a viable option. Lanzarote on the other hand is proving itself to be great for those wanting to go on cheap holidays, as an added bonus, the weather is balmy throughout the year and the scenery is beautiful. So if you are considering the Canaries for a romantic break this year, here are some of the highlights that will surely stoke the fires of your lover’s heart.

Saturday night at the movies

Enjoy a date night with a difference at Lanzarote’s Cine 6D, a white knuckle cinema trip that will leave you clutching on to your significant other as though your life depended on it. An immersive hybrid of rollercoaster and virtual reality, this is as far away from a romantic-comedy movie as it gets: and it won’t leave you feeling half as queasy.

Take the plunge

No, that’s not a suggestion to pop the question, unless the question is “Can you help me on with my flippers?” Lanzarote has an exquisite underwater landscape for divers to explore together. What could be more heart-melting than an encounter with a pretty sea horse, manta ray or octopus? And underwater, it’s pretty much impossible to have a lover’s tiff. The best diving sites are found in the waters near Puerto del Carmen; just make sure to budget for this, as it’s on the pricier end of the scale of available activities.

Walk on the wild side

If you love wildlife, make time in your schedule for a trip to the Guinate Tropical Park and Penguin Paradise. Wander through lush landscaped gardens and glittering waterfalls and encounter cute critters like meerkats, fennec foxes and parrots. Open from 10am until 5pm daily, it’s great value for money with a flat 14 Euro entry for adults including the recently-opened botanic garden and penguin observatory.

It’s not Paris or Rome, but with its rugged volcanic landscape, beautiful coastline and stunning wildlife, Lanzarote has its own brand of allure for love-struck couples. You might just fall in love with it.

Image by Simon Turkas used under the Creative Commons license.

 

Monroe and Main Stunning Spring Fashions! #MMSpring

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*This is a Fashionista Event Opportunity, and is hosted by Still Blonde after all these YEARS and Modly Chic.

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Stunning Spring Fashions! #MMSpring

I love Spring – the warmer temps, flowers and sunshine.  While the first day of spring begins March 20th here in north Iowa it sometimes waits a little longer to thaw out and we begin with a more “white” spring than most.  That’s okay though with me. In fact I’m already starting my spring collection with some fun clothes I found over at Monroe and Main.

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This outfit is so fun! I paired the Jenna Embroidered Tunic with the Lola Stretch Slim Jeans.  I know I’ve seen a lot of white the last few months but I’ve been wearing lots of dark clothes. These white jeans feel and look fresh and they’re very comfortable.

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I’m able to run and jump with ease. The tunic is also very comfortable and I love that it can be worn as a casual outfit or dressed up depending on what you pair with it.

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My husband told me I looked hot and that confirmed it – this is my new favorite outfit! Monroe Main have so many styles to choose from and they have a HUGE selection.  In celebration I’ve teamed up with them to give away a Stunning Spring prize package! But wait, there’s more! (I totally said that in a TV salesperson voice) There are 26 other bloggers giving away the same prize package. That means there will be 27 winners! You can enter on the rafflecopter below than tour the linky below that and see the other bloggers’ spring fashions and enter to win their prize pack!

$110 Prize Package Giveaway:

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*Open to the US only. Ends March 2nd, 2015 at 11:59pm ET.

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Praise & Worship CD Giveaway – 3 Winners

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Praise & Worship CD Giveaway

3 Winners!

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I love listening to Praise & Worship. It keeps my mind positive and helps me remain in a joyful mood all day long!  I have both these CD’s and I’ve been listening to them on repeat since I got them.  I’m really excited to share this giveaway with you all :)

The Giveaway:

Integrity Music is giving three winners both Darlene Zschech’s In Jesus’ Name: A Legacy Of Worship And Faith CD and WorshipMob Carry the Fire CD! All 3 winners will receive both CD’s!

*Giveaway is open to the US and Canada. Giveaway ends 2/19/15 at 11:59pm CT

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Big Hero 6 & 101 Dalmatians Happy Valentine’s Day Activities

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Big Hero 6 & 101 Dalmatians Happy Valentine’s Day Activities

Valentine’s Day is almost here and we wanted to help spread the love by sharing these fun activities courtesy of Big Hero 6 and 101 Dalmatians! Make the day unique with these fun and creative Valentine’s Day cards!
101 Dalmatians is now available on Blu-ray, Digital HD and Disney Movies Anywhere.
Big Hero 6 is now available on Digital HD and Disney Movies Anywhere. It streets on Blu-ray Feb. 24!

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McFARLAND, USA – New Featurette

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McFARLAND, USA – New Featurette

If you’re looking for a great family movie, this is it! It’s inspiring and has a great message.  I will definitely be seeing it again when it hits the theater!

A new featurette including never-before-seen interviews with the cast and filmmakers for Disney’s MCFARLAND, USA is now available.

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McFARLAND, USA is rated PG and opens in theaters everywhere on February 20th!

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Genre:                                      Drama

Rating:                                      PG

Release Date:                           February 20, 2015

Running Time:                           128.5 min.

Cast:                                        Kevin Costner, Maria Bello, Morgan Saylor, Martha Higareda, Michael Aguero, Sergio Avelar, Hector Duran, Rafael Martinez, Johnny Ortiz, Carlos Pratts, Ramiro Rodriguez, Danny Mora, Valente Rodriguez, Vanessa Martinez, Chris Ellis, Diana Maria Riva

Director:                                   Niki Caro

Producers:                                Gordon Gray, Mark Ciardi

Executive Producers:                Mario Iscovich, Mary Martin

Story by:                                  Christopher Cleveland & Bettina Gilois

Screenplay by:                          Christopher Cleveland & Bettina Gilois and Grant Thompson

 
 
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Based on the 1987 true story, “McFarland, USA” follows novice runners from McFarland, an economically challenged town in California’s farm-rich Central Valley, as they give their all to build a cross-country team under the direction of Coach Jim White (Kevin Costner), a newcomer to their predominantly Latino high school. Coach White and the McFarland students have a lot to learn about each other but when White starts to realize the boys’ exceptional running ability, things begin to change. Soon something beyond their physical gifts becomes apparent—the power of family relationships, their unwavering commitment to one another and their incredible work ethic. With grit and determination, the unlikely band of runners eventually overcomes the odds to forge not only a championship cross-country team but an enduring legacy as well. Along the way, Coach White realizes that his family finally found a place to call home and both he and his team achieve their own kind of American dream.

 
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Based on the 1987 true story, “McFarland, USA” follows novice runners from McFarland, an economically challenged town in California, as they give their all to build a cross-country team under the direction of Coach Jim White (Kevin Costner), a newcomer to their predominantly Latino high school, with whom they ultimately bond to build not only a championship cross-country team but an enduring legacy as well.

 

 

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Based on the 1987 true story, “McFarland, USA” follows novice runners from McFarland, an economically challenged town in California’s farm-rich Central Valley, as they give their all to build a cross-country team under the direction of Coach Jim White (Kevin Costner), a newcomer to their predominantly Latino high school. Coach White and the McFarland students have a lot to learn about each other but when White starts to realize the boys’ exceptional running ability, things begin to change. Soon something beyond their physical gifts becomes apparent—the power of family relationships, their unwavering commitment to one another and their incredible work ethic. With grit and determination, the unlikely band of runners eventually overcomes the odds to forge not only a championship cross-country team but an enduring legacy as well. Along the way, Coach White realizes that his family finally found a place to call home and both he and his team achieve their own kind of American dream.

Disney’s “McFarland, USA” stars Kevin Costner, Maria Bello, Morgan Saylor, Martha Higareda, Michael Aguero, Sergio Avelar, Hector Duran, Rafael Martinez, Johnny Ortiz, Carlos Pratts, Ramiro Rodriguez, Danny Mora, Valente Rodriguez, Vanessa Martinez, Chris Ellis and Diana Maria Riva, and is directed by Niki Caro with screenplay by Christopher Cleveland & Bettina Gilois and Grant Thompson, and story by Cleveland & Gilois. Gordon Gray and Mark Ciardi are producing, with Mario Iscovich and Mary Martin serving as executive producers. “McFarland, USA” releases February 20, 2015.

CINDERELLA – New Trailer

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CINDERELLA – New Trailer

I can’t wait for this! When I think of princesses the first name that comes to mind is Cinderella.  When I was little I would pretend to be her :)

This movie is so exciting and so is this new trailer!! Check it out and make sure you don’t miss the movie. It hits theaters on March 13th!

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The all new trailer from the spectacular new live action film CINDERELLA is now available!

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CINDERELLA opens in theaters everywhere on March 13th!

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Genre:                          Live Action

Rating:                          PG

U.S. Release date:        March 13, 2015

Running time:                105 minutes

Cast:                            Cate Blanchett, Lily James, Richard Madden, Stellan Skarsgård,

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Director:                       Kenneth Branagh

Producers:                    Simon Kinberg, Allison Shearmur, David Barron

Executive Producer:      Tim Lewis

Screenplay by:              Chris Weitz

The story of “Cinderella” follows the fortunes of young Ella (Lily James) whose merchant father remarries following the death of her mother. Eager to support her loving father, Ella welcomes her new Stepmother (Cate Blanchett) and her daughters Anastasia (Holliday Grainger) and Drisella (Sophie McShera) into the family home. But, when Ella’s father unexpectedly passes away, she finds herself at the mercy of a jealous and cruel new family.

Soon, she is forced to become their servant, disrespected, covered in ashes and spitefully renamed Cinderella. Yet, despite the cruelty inflicted upon her, Ella will not give in to despair nor despise those who mistreat her, and she continues to remain positive, determined to honor her mother’s dying words and to “have courage and be kind.”

When Ella meets a dashing stranger in the woods, unaware that he is really the Prince (Richard Madden) and not merely Kit, an apprentice at the palace, she believes she has finally found a kindred soul. It appears her fortunes may be about to change when the King (Derek Jacobi) summons all maidens in the kingdom to attend a royal ball at the palace, raising Ella’s hopes of once again encountering the charming Kit. Alas, her Stepmother forbids her to attend and callously destroys her dress.

Meanwhile, the calculating Grand Duke (Stellan Skarsgård) devises a plan to thwart the Prince’s hopes of reuniting with Ella and enlists the support of the devious Stepmother. But, as in all good fairy tales, help is at hand. Soon, a kindly beggar woman (Helena Bonham Carter) steps forward and, armed with a pumpkin, a few mice and a magic wand, changes Cinderella’s life forever.

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A live-action feature inspired by the classic fairy tale, “Cinderella” brings to life the timeless images from Disney’s 1950 animated masterpiece as fully-realized characters in a visually-dazzling spectacle for a whole new generation.

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The story of “Cinderella” follows the fortunes of young Ella (Lily James) whose merchant father remarries following the death of her mother. Eager to support her loving father, Ella welcomes her new Stepmother (Cate Blanchett) and her daughters Anastasia (Holliday Grainger) and Drisella (Sophie McShera) into the family home. But, when Ella’s father unexpectedly passes away, she finds herself at the mercy of a jealous and cruel new family.

Soon, she is forced to become their servant, disrespected, covered in ashes and spitefully renamed Cinderella. Yet, despite the cruelty inflicted upon her, Ella will not give in to despair nor despise those who mistreat her, and she continues to remain positive, determined to honor her mother’s dying words and to “have courage and be kind.”

When Ella meets a dashing stranger in the woods, unaware that he is really the Prince (Richard Madden) and not merely Kit, an apprentice at the palace, she believes she has finally found a kindred soul. It appears her fortunes may be about to change when the King (Derek Jacobi) summons all maidens in the kingdom to attend a royal ball at the palace, raising Ella’s hopes of once again encountering the charming Kit. Alas, her Stepmother forbids her to attend and callously destroys her dress.

Meanwhile, the calculating Grand Duke (Stellan Skarsgård) devises a plan to thwart the Prince’s hopes of reuniting with Ella and enlists the support of the devious Stepmother. But, as in all good fairy tales, help is at hand. Soon, a kindly beggar woman (Helena Bonham Carter) steps forward and, armed with a pumpkin, a few mice and a magic wand, changes Cinderella’s life forever.

A live-action feature inspired by the classic fairy tale, “Cinderella” brings to life the timeless images from Disney’s 1950 animated masterpiece as fully-realized characters in a visually-dazzling spectacle for a whole new generation.

Directed by Academy Award® nominee Kenneth Branagh (“Thor,” “Hamlet”) and starring two-time Academy Award winner Cate Blanchett (“Blue Jasmine,” “Elizabeth”), Lily James (“Downton Abbey”), Richard Madden (“Game of Thrones”) and Academy Award nominee Helena Bonham Carter (“The King’s Speech,” “Alice in Wonderland”), “Cinderella” is produced by Simon Kinberg (“X-Men: Days of Future Past,” “Elysium”), Allison Shearmur (“The Hunger Games: Mockingjay, Part 1”) and David Barron (“Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1”) with Tim Lewis (“Edge of Tomorrow”) serving as executive producer. The screenplay is by Chris Weitz (“About a Boy,” “The Golden Compass”).

“Cinderella” will be released through Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures on March 13, 2015.

V-Day Cards & Clip ~ Cartoon Network’s Clarence: Mystery Piñata on DVD Now

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V-Day Cards & Clip ~ Cartoon Network’s Clarence: Mystery Piñata on DVD Now

Fall in Love…

With the newest character in the Cartoon Network block – Clarence! Clarence: Mystery Piñata is now on DVD and we have these cute Valentine’s Day cut-out cards for your kids to share with their classmates. Additionally, please enjoy a clip of Clarence showing some love to his playground peers below. 
 
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V-Day Survival Kit

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V-Day Survival Kit

Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day on BD Now!

Valentine’s Day is almost here and we have you covered! In celebration of the Blu-ray, Disney Movies Anywhere and Digital HD release of Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day we have this fun Valentine’s Day Survival Kit just in time for the holiday. Enjoy a healthy dinner recipe, Valentine’s Day cards and much more. 
 

British Soccer Camp

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British Soccer Camp

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British Soccer Camp is the most popular camp in North America – 150,000 campers! With an innovative curriculum that develops skills, speed and confidence in players ages 3-18, British Soccer Camps provide boys and girls with the rare opportunity to receive high-level soccer coaching from a team of international expert’s right in the heart of their own community.

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In addition to teaching new skills and improving game performance, each British Soccer Camp provides lessons in character development, cultural education and is the most fun your child can have learning the sport they love!

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Enroll you child in a British Soccer Camp today and receive a Free British Soccer Jersey – Sign up during Early Registration and we will immediately ship you a great looking British Soccer Jersey! PLUS – enter code FMG15 and we will include a bonus Challenger water bottle.

I Forgive You helps teach Kids Forgiveness

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I Forgive You helps teach Kids Forgiveness

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Oh how we love the I Forgive You book by Nicole Lataif. Nicole does such an amazing job with explaining big important concepts in a way that a child can understand.

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Forgiveness is often times a concept that children don’t get-its more or less words they are told to say. Its not always easy to explain everything and so much easier to say ‘because I said so’! So I loved getting to sit down with my daughter, reading the book and talking about real forgiveness!

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The pictures in the story really brought her words to life! Please don’t stop coming out with children’s books Nicole!! Can’t wait to see what is next!

Written by award-winning author, Nicole Lataif, and illustrated by whimsical artist, Katy Betz. Published by:Pauline Books and Media.

“Be kind and compassionate to one another, forgiving each other, just as in Christ God forgave you.” –Ephesians 4:32

I Forgive You teaches children that

  • we do a lot of things right, but when we don’t, God forgives us every time;
  • we are called to forgive others as God forgives us;
  • forgiveness is a process that may take time and include consequences;
  • true friendship has forgiveness;
  • holding grudges and feeding anger hurts us most;
  • choosing forgiveness brings us peace.

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Van’s Gluten Free Giveaway

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Van’s Granola

On-the-run snacking has never been so sensible! #review

Due to the fact that I can’t eat glutens, I often have to carry snacks in my purse. Not everyone thinks about gluten allergies or sensitivities when they set up lunches or hors d’oeuvres at events.  I always try to eat before so I’m not hungry, but I do keep gluten free snacks in my purse in case I get hungry.  I recently found Van’s Granola and I really like it.

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My favorite is the Blueberry Walnut Granola.

Meet Van’s Soft Baked Granola. From morning snacks, to re-energizing an afternoon of family fun, Van’s Blueberry Walnut Granola was made to sweeten up your day. Packaged into bite-sized morsels, they’re perfect for on-the-go snacking and packed with 12 grams of whole grains and deliciously plump blueberries. We’re sure our gluten free granola will be your snack-time, any-time favorite. Granola for breakfast? That’s so yesterday.

I eat it straight from the bag! It’s really good and keeps me full.  Their granola also comes in Cranberry Almond.  And you even you don’t stick to a gluten free diet you can totally enjoy this granola!  It’s so good!

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Van’s has so much more than Granola too! They have Cereals, Crackers, French Toast, Pasta, Chips, and more! In fact, they’ve been nice enough to offer one of our readers 5 free product coupons so you can try their yummy food too!  All you have to do is enter on the rafflecopter below!

*Giveaway is open to the US only. Ends 2/18/15 at 11:59pm CT.  Good luck!

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Strawberry Chocolate Champagne Truffles

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Strawberry Chocolate Champagne Truffles

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We have joined with some of our blogger buddies to bring you 12 Days of Valentine’s Desserts. You can check the linky below to see all of the delicious desserts we’ve created for you to pick from.

Strawberries, Chocolate and Champagne all sing romance to me! Then Neighborhood Moms combined them in a delicious, easy to make, truffle for a decadent dessert you are sure to love!



Win a GH Cretors Popcorn Prize Pack

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GH Cretors Popcorn Giveaway

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Sponsored by: G.H. Cretors Hosted by: Powered by Mom

Read Powered by Mom’s review of this delicious popcorn HERE

Popcorn is one of my favorite snacks.  I love the fun flavors and I’ve heard that GH Cretors Popcorn is extremely delicious! Read on to find out more about it and how you can win some of your own to try!  Good luck!

What makes GH Cretors taste so great?
The ingredients of course! Why complicate things? We don’t need to add any artificial colors or flavors to our popcorn to make it taste good. It does that all on its own. You’ll know it when you grab your first handful. Artificial colors, flavors, and preservatives just get in the way of the wonderful flavors of freshly popped popcorn, our kettle cooked caramel, or our perfectly roasted nuts.
One lucky winner will receive a Sampler Pack which includes two 7.5oz bags of our famous Chicago Mix, two 8oz bags of Just the Caramel Corn, and one 6.5oz bag of Just the Cheese Corn.

McFARLAND, USA – World Premiere Images

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McFARLAND, USA – World Premiere Images

Have you seen the commercials for McFarland, USA on TV? First, it stars Kevin Costner! Second, it’s an amazing movie! It had me laughing and crying and wanting to see it again, which I totally will be doing when it hits the theaters. This is one you do not want to miss. Trust me!

Images from last night’s World Premiere of MCFARLAND, USA at the El Capitan Theatre in Hollywood are now available. The event featured a special performance by Latin rock superstar Juanes!

Also make sure you join the social relay race for a chance to win $2,500 and other prizes!

#McFarlandUSA

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McFARLAND, USA is rated PG and opens in theaters everywhere on February 20th!

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Genre:                                      Drama

Rating:                                      PG

Release Date:                           February 20, 2015

Running Time:                          128.5 min.

Cast:                                        Kevin Costner, Maria Bello, Morgan Saylor, Martha Higareda, Michael Aguero, Sergio Avelar, Hector Duran, Rafael Martinez, Johnny Ortiz, Carlos Pratts, Ramiro Rodriguez, Danny Mora, Valente Rodriguez, Vanessa Martinez, Chris Ellis, Diana Maria Riva

Director:                                   Niki Caro

Producers:                                Gordon Gray, Mark Ciardi

Executive Producers:                Mario Iscovich, Mary Martin

Story by:                                  Christopher Cleveland & Bettina Gilois

Screenplay by:                          Christopher Cleveland & Bettina Gilois and Grant Thompson

 
 
STORY SYNOPSIS:
 

Based on the 1987 true story, “McFarland, USA” follows novice runners from McFarland, an economically challenged town in California’s farm-rich Central Valley, as they give their all to build a cross-country team under the direction of Coach Jim White (Kevin Costner), a newcomer to their predominantly Latino high school. Coach White and the McFarland students have a lot to learn about each other but when White starts to realize the boys’ exceptional running ability, things begin to change. Soon something beyond their physical gifts becomes apparent—the power of family relationships, their unwavering commitment to one another and their incredible work ethic. With grit and determination, the unlikely band of runners eventually overcomes the odds to forge not only a championship cross-country team but an enduring legacy as well. Along the way, Coach White realizes that his family finally found a place to call home and both he and his team achieve their own kind of American dream.

 
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Based on the 1987 true story, “McFarland, USA” follows novice runners from McFarland, an economically challenged town in California, as they give their all to build a cross-country team under the direction of Coach Jim White (Kevin Costner), a newcomer to their predominantly Latino high school, with whom they ultimately bond to build not only a championship cross-country team but an enduring legacy as well.

 

 

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Based on the 1987 true story, “McFarland, USA” follows novice runners from McFarland, an economically challenged town in California’s farm-rich Central Valley, as they give their all to build a cross-country team under the direction of Coach Jim White (Kevin Costner), a newcomer to their predominantly Latino high school. Coach White and the McFarland students have a lot to learn about each other but when White starts to realize the boys’ exceptional running ability, things begin to change. Soon something beyond their physical gifts becomes apparent—the power of family relationships, their unwavering commitment to one another and their incredible work ethic. With grit and determination, the unlikely band of runners eventually overcomes the odds to forge not only a championship cross-country team but an enduring legacy as well. Along the way, Coach White realizes that his family finally found a place to call home and both he and his team achieve their own kind of American dream.

Disney’s “McFarland, USA” stars Kevin Costner, Maria Bello, Morgan Saylor, Martha Higareda, Michael Aguero, Sergio Avelar, Hector Duran, Rafael Martinez, Johnny Ortiz, Carlos Pratts, Ramiro Rodriguez, Danny Mora, Valente Rodriguez, Vanessa Martinez, Chris Ellis and Diana Maria Riva, and is directed by Niki Caro with screenplay by Christopher Cleveland & Bettina Gilois and Grant Thompson, and story by Cleveland & Gilois. Gordon Gray and Mark Ciardi are producing, with Mario Iscovich and Mary Martin serving as executive producers. “McFarland, USA” releases February 20, 2015.

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Games and Clips ~ Cartoon Network’s Clarence: Mystery Piñata on DVD 2/10

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Games and Clips ~ Cartoon Network’s Clarence: Mystery Piñata on DVD 2/10

 

 
Cartoon Network’s newest series Clarence comes to DVD February 10th in CLARENCE: MYSTERY PINATA! Head on over to play fun Clarence games with the button above. Check out additional film clips as well.  
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