The ZooLights are now open at the Oregon Zoo. We received an invite to attend earlier in the week. It was cold, a little windy and wet, but we had a great time. The last time we went to zoolights, we took the zoo train. But the train isn’t running this year because of the elephant exhibit expansion. In my opinion, it’s not a big deal. The train is a convenient way to see the lights, but it gets even colder when you’re traveling on the train. On the other hand, walking gets your heart pumping, and you can take your time looking at the lights. As I said already, we had a wonderful time. The zoo lights run through Sunday, January 5th. The event will be closed on Christmas eve and Christmas day. Continue reading for some zoolights tips and more photos.
Despicable Me 2 (review) comes out on DVD and Blu-ray next Tuesday (December 10th). My kids and I saw it at the theater last summer. We loved it and can’t wait to see it again. Thanks to Universal Studios Home Entertainment, you can win the Despicable Me 2 Blu-ray Combo Pack (DVD + Blu-ray) and
a fart gun minion beanies on my Portland blog. You read that right. A fart gun. Funny, right? I could use a fart gun against my kids. Anyways, the sweepstake is limited to readers in Oregon and Washington. The deadline to enter is next Wednesday, December 11th. To enter, just leave a comment about your favorite Despicable Me character.
My kids and I attended the Howloween event at the Oregon Zoo yesterday. The event featured activities throughout the zoo, but the main activity was the scavenger hunt. My kids loved the scavenger hunt. In fact, they were more interested in finding things than were at looking at the animals. Strange, right? They’re at the zoo and the animals were their secondary focus.
Halloween is just around the corner. Now would be a good time to watch The Conjuring on Blu-ray or DVD. I’ve heard it’s scary. I have not seen it yet, but I’m going to watch it this weekend. If you to want watch the scary movie too, today might be your lucky day. Thanks to Warner Bros., I’m giving away The Conjuring Blu-ray on my Portland blog.
Robert Redford is one of my favorite actors. That’s why I’m looking forward to seeing his new film: All is Lost. It premiered over the weekend in Los Angles and New York. If you want to see this movie too, today might be your lucky day — I’m giving away two movie tickets on my Portland blog. All is Lost (Roadside Attractions) opens nationwide this Friday (October 25th).
There’s an early Portland screening of Free Birds at Regal Lloyd Center on October 26th at 10:30 am. The animated film features the voices of Owen Wilson, Woody Harrelson, and Amy Poehler. Thanks to Relativity Media, I’m giving away prize packs consisting of VIP family screening passes and Free Birds promotional items. The movie opens nationwide on November 1st.
I have an awesome giveaway on my Portland blog for movie lovers. Thanks to Warner Bros., I’m giving away Pacific Rim on Blu-ray (contest is open to readers in the USA and Canada). I saw the film at the theater last summer and loved it. I think I’m going to add it to my movie library collection. You can check out my review on my dad blog. Pacific Rim is out on Blu-ray and DVD tomorrow (October 15th).
I have a quick giveaway today (the deadline to enter is 5pm this Wednesday, October 9th). Thanks to Lionsgate, I’m giving away a Grace Unplugged prize pack. The film is “Family Approved” by the Dove Foundation. It stars AJ Michalka, James Denton, Kevin Pollak, and Michael Welch. Grace Unplugged is playing theaters now. The prize pack includes:
- Grace Unplugged Soundtrack CD – songs by TobyMac, AJ Michalka, Chris Tomlin and Shawn McDonald
- Grace Unplugged: A Novel by Melody Carlson
- Own It: The book Discover Your Faith in God by Michael & Hayley DiMarco
- Grace Unplugged Exclusive Guitar Pick
There’s an early screening of Romeo and Juliet on Wednesday, October 9th. The screening will take place 7pm at Regal Pioneer Place. To download a pass, use the promo code DADDY50WN on gofobo.com. The movie is rated PG-13 and is aimed at teenagers. Disclaimer: the code is valid while supplies last so you better hurry if you want to see the latest version of the classic love story.