TNT Mystery Movie Night Premiered Last Night and Continues for 4 Weeks!

TNT Mystery Movie Night Premiered 
Last Night with 
Scott Turow’s INNOCENT 
and Continues for 4 Weeks!
Although I have only recently become a fan of mystery, thanks to being swept away by six incredible authors at the TNT Mystery Night movie event in NYC, I had to tune in last night for the kick off to watch Scott Turow‘s INNOCENT. I am not fibbing when I tell you that I was pretty much glued to the TV. I must secretly BE a huge mystery fan and do not even know it! 
During the recent event I was lucky enough to get a sneak peek at the first 20 minutes of INNOCENT and I knew right then I had to see the rest.
Scott Turow’s INNOCENT is the sequel to Scott Turow’s book, Presumed Innocent released in 1987,  where Rusty Sabich, a well known prosecutor is accused of the murder of his colleague, whom he had an affair with.
In last night’s INNOCENT, Judge Rusty Sabich(Bill Pullman), once again is faced with being accused with murder. This time he wakes up in bed next to his wife(Marcia Gay Harding) who is dead. Rusty does not have a clean track record when it comes to affairs. When his wife, who suffers from depression, comes across evidence of an affair she suspects Rusty is involved in, things go downhill. Rusty stands trial for the murder. Meanwhile he is faced with losing a relationship with his son that means the world to him. Without giving too much away, Rusty’s son becomes involved with his dad’s past mistress. I honestly enjoyed INNOCENT and of course now 
I have to go read the book!

There are encore performances of INNOCENT in the coming days.
The premiere of TNT Mystery Movie Night was fascinating. TNT is planning 4 weeks of Mystery!
You can check out the times and more about TNT Mystery Movie Night on my past post! TNT Mystery Movie Night is featuring six novels to made for television movies.
Tonight’s special feature is Sandra Brown’s Ricochet 
at 9pm on TNT.
Enjoy and see you at TNT Mystery Movie Night! What a great way to spend the evening!
All opinions are that of Diane Sullivan/3decades3kids.

Wordless Wednesday: A Very Furry Christmas At Sesame Place

Wordless Wednesday:
A Very Furry Christmas
At Sesame Place
Open Now-Dec.31st!
The beautiful 25ft. tree that greets you as you enter Sesame Place.
Louie, Adam and Emily outside of the North Pole!
Dine With Me At Sesame Place. Dining with Sesame characters and Santa, too!
So many beautiful lights. You have never seen Sesame Place like this.
All opinions are that of Diane Sullivan/3decades3kids.

TNT Mystery Movie Night Premieres November 29th We Know Drama

TNT Mystery Movie Night 
Premieres November 29th
We Know Drama
Recently, I was invited by TNT to attend their TNT Mystery Movie Night  event at the New York Times Center  NYC. After an intimate cocktail reception, the gathering of mystery fans entered the screening auditorium to the night of their lives. Anyone who loves mysteries would have died to have been there. We were delighted to meet six mystery authors in a conversation moderated by Tina Jordan of Entertainment Weekly.
We were lucky enough to be a part of the Q&A with the authors Scott Turow(INNOCENT), Sandra Brown(Ricochet), Lisa Gardner(Hide), Richard North Patterson(Silent Witness), April Smith(Good Morning, Killer), and Carol Higgins Clark(Deck The Halls).
Marcia Gay Harden was also on hand to introduce us to sneak peek of Scott Turow’s INNOCENT which is the first in a four week TNT Mystery Movie Night Series. INNOCENT features Scott Turow’s character Rusty Sabich(Bill Pullman) as a judge who is being charged with the death of his wife(Marcia Gay Harding), 20 years after he has been cleared from the death of his mistress. 
We were treated to the first 20 minutes of this made for TV movie and I must say I was very saddened when the movie was cut. I wanted MORE! I personally will be seated in front of TNT on November 29th for the premiere of Mystery Movie Night! Innocent is the sequel to Scott Turow’s Presumed Innocent.
As if the evening in itself was not enough, every seat was adorned with a wonderful TNT Mystery Movie Night Swag Bag filled with goodies that every mystery fan would love. Each gift was tagged with an evidence number. 
Loved it!
Listing of movies
Scott Turow-INNOCENT-Nov.29th-9pm
Sandra Brown-Ricochet-Nov.30th-9pm
Lisa Gardner-Hide-Dec.6th-9pm
Richard North Patterson-Silent Witness-Dec.7th-9pm
April Smith-Good Morning,Killer Dec.13th-9pm
Mary Higgins Clark & Carol Higgins Clark-
Deck The Halls-Dec.20th-9pm
All on TNT/EST

Disclosure: TNT provided me with tickets to this preview event and TNT gift bag.

Review: Disney On Ice Dare To Dream

Disney On Ice
Dare To Dream
Recently my family and I were thrilled to be guests of Disney On Ice Dare To Dream at IZOD Center. Anyone who knows us, knows that our middle name should be Disney! 
Since our children are 20, 12 and 5, we have been long time fans of Disney On Ice. It has been interesting during the past 5 years to see Disney On Ice through our little Princess’s eyes. She was very excited to hear we would be attending Dare To Dream, especially since it included some of her favorite Princesses. 
We had the chance to see three vignettes including Princess and the Frog, where you can see Princess Tiana and Prince Naveen along with Louis the alligator and The Shadowman as they race against time to find true love. Sometimes kissing a frog does work out!
Cinderella followed, which is one of both my daughter and my favorite stories. Emily was mesmerized by the magical coach that carried Cinderella to the ball and also the beautiful glass slipper!
As the final act we were thrilled to see Rapunzel
along with Flynn Ryder, Pascal and Maximus as they skate to the adventure of  your favorite movie moments. Rapunzel’s tower just about reaches the sky and her hair could wrap around the entire audience! Delightful! 
I think  as a family we all really enjoyed the finale including ALL the Disney Princesses and of course Mickey and Minnie! It was like a trip to Disney World right in our own backyard! We also came home with some great Disney souvenirs including a Rapunzel doll, icee cup, and Rapunzel lantern light! By the way, the lantern scene during the Rapunzel segment is worth the entire trip!
Disclosure: Disney On Ice and Feld Entertainment provided both review/giveaway tickets.
All opinions are that of Diane Sullivan.

A Very Furry Christmas at Sesame Place and Ticket Giveaway

A Very Furry Christmas at Sesame Place 
and Ticket Giveaway
Open Now through Dec. 31st!

Ho! Ho! Ho! It’s hard to believe that Christmas is around the corner. We have found a place where Christmas is in full swing! You don’t even have to go all the way to the North Pole to see Santa. Right at Sesame Place you can find a wonderful one of a kind celebration on. A Very Furry Christmas at Sesame Place is in full swing! Enjoy all your favorite Sesame Street characters as they parade down Sesame Street in their holiday best! Although the water rides are not available, there is more than plenty. All the non-water rides are opening and decorated for the season. There are also day and evening parades, and three new holiday shows! Dine With Me is also a great choice, where you can feast on Holiday foods and meet your favorite characters and even Santa. If your not in the mood for that, there are other eateries open and also a real treat of having hot cocoa and kettle corn right on Sesame Street!
My family and I had the pleasure of being guests of Sesame Place for opening day or A Very Furry Christmas. We have been to the park many many times, but have never seen it like this. Seeing the Sesame Place sign as we pulled up all decked out and surrounded by lit up Christmas trees in primary colors, we knew we were in for a real treat! But, we had no idea just how wonderful our day would be. The first thing we spotted as we walked through the gates was a 25 foot decorated and lit Christmas tree. Wow! As we came to find out late in the evening, the tree is not only, it tells a story in sync with light motion and music, 1-2-3 Christmas Tree Show. How beautiful!
We continued down Sesame Street and just had to stop and take in all the Christmas beauty. The park really outdid itself in holiday beauty and it transformed into wonderment as the evening approached.
Under the Mistletoe with  little sister. lol

We couldn’t help but grab some hot coca and a bag of Best Darn Kettle Corn. Our first stop was one of the three new holiday shows, we did see all 3 by the end of the night. My family loves the shows and each one was unique, but just as fun and filled with holiday cheer!
In between Elmo’s Cloud Chaser and The Flyin’ Fish we caught the afternoon Neighborhood Street Party Christmas Parade and could not help but sing and dance along to the Christmas edition of the parade. We also peeked at the night version of the same parade. It was even better at night, surrounded my lights!
For an up close character encounter, we made reservations at Dine With Me. 
Of course, one of the highlights of our trip was a visit to The North Pole, where elves were waiting outside to greet us and give the children a paper and crayon to write their very own list to Santa. Inside, Santa’s workshop is adorned with everything you could think of that put a smile on all of our faces. 
So, if you are looking for something magical to do with your children during the Christmas season, Sesame Place is a wonderful choice. It’s only 90 minutes from NYC and easy to get to. The prices are extremely reasonable for this kind of fun! PS: Bring your Sesame Street shopping list, there is plenty to choose from! Check out the park operating hours here!

A Very Furry Christmas Admission Charges:
Single-Day Admission $19.99(plus tax)
Christmas Pass available to 2011 and 2012 season pass holders $13.99(plus tax)
Children 23 months and younger FREE
Seniors (55+) $16.99(plus tax)
Sesame Place has been generous enough to provide me with a Family 4 Pack of A Very Furry Christmas passes. You can enter on 3decades3kids and NewarkMacaronikid
Good Luck! Contest ends Nov. 30, 2011
Disclosure: Special thanks to Sesame Place for providing review/giveaway tickets. All opinions are that of Diane Sullivan.