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Family Movie Night: New Family Movies in 2011

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Does your family love movies? Then plan a night out to catch one of these ten new family movies, all released before summer. There’s plenty to choose from: a few sequels involving pandas, pirates or wimpy kids, and a couple new takes on old tales.

Gnomeo and Juliet

Release date: Coming To DVD Soon
Rating: G
Starring: James McAvoy, Emily Blunt, Maggie Smith
Excerpt: Garden gnomes are the latest objects to come alive when the humans are away in this animated comedy. This one is from the director of Shrek 2 and features the music of Elton John. It looks like you’ll get lots of adventure among neighboring yards peppered with bits of reference to the almost namesake Shakespeare romance.


Release date: In Theaters Now
Rating: PG
Starring: Johnny Depp, Isla Fisher, Timothy Olyphant
Excerpt: Rango is the new chameleon in town in this animated comedy. It’s set in the Old West, where Rango arrives and takes on the role of good guy to save the town called Dirt.


Release date: In Theaters Now
Rating: PG-13
Starring: Alex Pettyfer, Vanessa Hudgens, Mary-Kate Olsen, Neil Patrick Harris
Excerpt: Beastly is another take on the Beauty and the Beast tale. In this one, the rich, popular, arrogant kid in high school is the one transformed from good-looking to hideous.

Mars Needs Moms

Release date: In Theaters Now
Rating: PG
Starring: Seth Green, Joan Cusack, Dan Fogler
Excerpt: Based on a picture book of the same name by Berkeley Breathed, Mars Needs Moms is the story of a nine-year-old boy who has to travel to Mars to realize what is special about mothers.

Diary of a Wimpy Kid 2: Rodrick Rules

Release date: In Theaters Now
Rating: Not yet rated
Starring: Zachary Gordon, Devon Bostick, Robert Capron
Excerpt: Rodrick Rules is the second book in the Diary of a Wimpy Kid series. Written in the form of journal entries, these humorous novels appeal widely to young boys. Greg Heffley is the main character and this story centers on his woes with older brother, Rodrick.


Release date: In Theaters Now
Rating: PG
Starring: Russell Brand, Hank Azaria, Kelly Cuoco, Tiffany Espensen, Chelsea Handler, David Hasselhoff, Hugh Laurie
Excerpt: E.B., the Easter Bunny’s teenage son, heads to Hollywood, determined to become a drummer in a rock ‘n’ roll band. In LA, he’s taken in by Fred after the out-of-work slacker hits E.B. with his car.


Release date: April 15
Rating: Not yet rated
Starring: Anne Hathaway, Neil Patrick Harris, Rodrigo Santoro, George Lopez, Jake T. Austin
Excerpt: Rio is a new animated film from the makers of the Ice Age movies. This one is set in Rio de Janeiro and follows a macaw bird who learns he is not the last one of his kind.


Release date: April 29
Rating: Not yet rated
Starring: Aimee Teegarden, Thomas McDonell, Yin Chang, De’Vaughn Nixon
Excerpt: It’s being billed as a comedy but expect lots of high school relationship drama to abound in this film about the big night.

Pirates of the Caribbean 4: On Stranger Tides

Release Date: May 20
Rating: Not yet rated
Starring: Johnny Depp, Penelope Cruz, Ian McShane
Excerpt: Yes, we’re up to number four in the Pirates of the Caribbean series. Apparently, Captain Jack Sparrow searches for the fountain of youth in this latest story.

Kung Fu Panda 2

Release Date: May 26
Rating: Not yet rated
Starring: Jack Black, Dustin Hoffman, Jackie Chan, Angelina Jolie, Seth Rogen
Excerpt: Expect more of the lovable Panda from the first Kung Fu Panda. He’s now a kung fu master on a new adventure to fight evil.


Baby News: Congrats to Rachel Zoe on her Bundle of Joy – It’s A Boy!

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This week, the celebrity stylist and reality TV star, Rachel Zoe gave birth to a baby boy! Mama and baby Skyler Morrison Berman are both healthy and doing just fine. It’s Rachel Zoe and her husband Rodger Berman’s first child.

“Mom and Dad ‘LITERALLY’ could not be happier or more in love with their son!” is what style guru and husband Rodger Berman announced via press reps, poking fun at Rachel’s constant misuse of the word on The Rachel Zoe Project. And then, as most celebs have been doing, the mama tweeted her thanks to well-wishers:

Thank you all so much for your love! @rbermanus and I couldn’t be happier with little Skyler Morrison in our arms…he is everything. XoRZ

Rachel‘s reps are saying the little bundle of joy, Skyler weighed 6 pounds, 12 ounces, and was 20 inches long.

I can’t wait to see how fashionable Baby Skyler will be looking! We’ll keep you posted with the photos.

Congrats to the both of them!!

News: Elizabeth Taylor dies at 79

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The Legendary Elizabeth Taylor has died today of Congestive Heart Failure at the age of 79. She was a true inspiration to myself and many other woman around the world. She was so beautiful and so loving. She will forever be missed. R.I.P.

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Kidz Play: The Eames’ Toy Elephant

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The Eames’ Elephant – designed by Charles and Ray Eames in 1945.  It’s available in various colors and for the first time in a plastic version for those it was originally intended for: children. It can be used as a decorative nursery item or toy. Whether used as a toy (also outdoors) or a decorative item in a children’s room – this friendly-looking animal with its distinctive, over-sized ears is bound to bring cheer and enjoyment to many a child’s and parent’s heart.

The price tag is a bit high @ $290.00, but you’re kids would love them.

Click here to purchase one.

Home Décor: Chandelier Love

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Dear Readers!

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Welcome to Miracle Dreamz: “The Meaning of Life”. I want to thank you all for stopping by and showing some love. The blog is currently under construction, being that I just transferred all my stuff over from my blogspot. I hope you enjoy what you see, and keep them comments coming. Thank you and have a blessed day!

Candy Kisses,
Miracle Dreamz


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