Fighting With My Family- Chatting With the Cast

Fighting With My Family- Chatting With the Cast

Recently I was invited by Annapurna to screen Fighting With My Family and then sit down with the cast to chat about it in NYC. Being a mom of three and seeing how children develop their own goals as they grow up really hit a chord for me throughout this movie. Although the movie is about WWE Superstar Paige (and it is), it’s more about family. You do not have to be a WWE fan to enjoy this movie! So, I guess you are wondering exactly what the movie was about, aren’t you? From the small town in the United Kingdom to the prestigious ring to the WWE Fighting with My Family shows off overcoming hardships as a family to achieve your dreams. The movie centers around Paige, a WWE Superstar with an origin story perfect for film. Growing up as part of a wrestling family, Paige and her brother dreamed of joining the WWE all their lives. From partaking in their own family wrestling events which had quite some popularity in their hometown to training towards their goal, they were dead-set on joining the biggest wrestling league in the world.

However, things become complicated after Paige gets accepted to continue to Florida after try-outs, while her brother doesn’t. So, now while her dream becomes a reality, she must leave everything behind including the one who was along with her hoping for the same thing. Fighting with My Family is a story of triumph, as Paige pushes herself to her limits and works to become one of the best and youngest fighters to compete. The movie includes cameos and scenes featuring WWE stars such as Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson, along with a few others. Perfect for everyone in the family, the film showcases success through hard work, following your dreams, and giving your all to creating the best possible outcome. Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson will make you laugh for sure!
As we watched the movie I took note of the laughter in the theater. There may have also been a few tears of emotion. Fighting with My Family is a family movie, it’s a friends movie, it’s a date movie, it’s a go by yourself movie, it’s what ever you want it to be movie- but, you need to see this movie. You will enjoy it and get lost in the story, based on Paige’s real life!
We all live our life. We all have goals. But not all of us get our life and goals made into a movie! I could not wait to sit down with the cast of  Fighting with My Family to find out more about the making of this movie. I was thrilled to meet  Lena Headey, Nick Frost, Florence Pugh, Jack Lowden, Stephen Merchant as well as WWE Divas Champ Paige herself! Chatting with both the real life Paige sitting next the movie Paige played by Florence Pugh was quite an honor.
I could not wait to ask WWE Paige about what her real life family thought when the idea of  making a movie about her life rolled around.
How did your real life family feel when the movie idea was coming about?
Paige: They were very, very excited! My dad is always one of those people who says, “Don’t get your hopes up there because it may never happen.” He always  says we’ll see, we’ll see. If it does actually happen, I want Ray Winston to play me. Nick did all right! (about Nick Frost who plays Ricky Knight in the movie).  He’s not one of those people to give out compliments so he was just over the moon for Nick and the whole family. My family just loved the cast, every single one.
And what about your real life brother?
Paige: Jack, yeah my brother loved Jack.
Jack Lowden-Yeah, he gave me a lot of work to do. I had about six or seven weeks to put on as much weight as possible in size and muscle. I trained twice a day and ate four to five meals a day to get big. He’s a big guy.
Thoughts on the hardest scene in the movie?
Stephen Merchant- The hardest scence for me to shoot was that final match that Paige has because we had one hour at the Staples Center in LA. There were 20,000 real fans and WWE gave us one hour to shoot with the real fans after a real broadcast. Those were all real fans. Florence had to go out there in front of all those people, many who had seen the match for real and recreate it. Wayne Johnson came down and he kind of hosted the event. Paige hadn’t been wrestling in a while, people hadn’t heard her music in a while. When the music came on there were very mixed emotions of people that were so excited to see her again but then also really upset that it wasn’t her and it was a pretend Paige!
Florence Pugh- I would come out and they would be really confused whether they should be cheering or booing at me. It was totally bizarre to go out as someone that people adore because they’re really depressed that it’s not them. It was scary but we got it done in forty minutes. We had a lot of cameras.
So grab the kids, friends, family or go by yourself. This is feel good movie you will want to see on the big screen.
Fighting With My Family 
This February, show the world what you’re made of. Based on an incredible true story!
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Disclosure: Special thanks to Annapurna Pictures for the NYC Fighting With My Family Press Junket media invite. All opinions are that of Diane Sullivan and do not reflect the views of the parent company represented. Contact me for collabs at Diane@3decades3kids.net or @3decades3kids across all social media networks. See you at the movies! Fighting With the Family now in theaters. 3decades3kids.net

#Giveaway- Disney’s Ralph Breaks The Internet On Bluray/DVD Feb. 26

Giveaway- Disney’s Ralph Breaks The Internet On Bluray/DVD Feb. 26th

From Walt Disney Animation Studios comes the action-packed adventure Ralph Breaks the Internet. Ralph and fellow misfit Vanellope risk it all by traveling to the world wide web in search of a part to save her game, Sugar Rush.

Available to own February 26, 2019

In this special multi-screen edition of Ralph Breaks the Internet, Ralph and Vanellope find themselves in way over their heads, so they must rely on the citizens of the internet – including Yesss, the head algorithm and heart and soul of the trend-making site, BuzzzTube, and Shank, a tough-as-nails driver from the gritty online auto-racing game, Slaughter Race – to help them navigate their worlds. Available for order https://www.shopdisney.com/ralph-breaks-

Digital Code redemption requires prior acceptance of license terms and conditions. Code is only for personal use and redemption is limited to recipient of the combination package or a family member. Codes may not be sold separately. Code (and iTunes Code) subject to expiration. Visit MoviesAnywhere.comRedeemDigitalMovie.com anddisneytermsofuse.com for code redemption and other applicable terms and conditions.

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Tech Specs:

  • Blu-ray feature film + bonus
  • DVD feature film + bonus
  • Digital copy of feature film
  • Aspect Ratio: 1.39:1
  • Sound: English  7.1 DTS-HDMA, English DVS 2.0 Dolby Digital / French-Canadian 5.1 Dolby Digital / Latin Spanish 5.1 Dolby Digital
  • Subtitles: English ESL, English SDH, Latin Spanish, French-Canadian
  • Running Time: 112 minutes
  • Rating: PG
  • Blu-ray: For Region A use (Americas, East and Southeast Asia, U.S. territories, Bermuda) only

GIVEAWAY: One lucky 3decades3kids reader can win their very own copy of  Ralph Breaks the Internet! Please enter on the rafflecopter below. Giveaway ends on March 3 at 11:59pm. (18+/USA only please).

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Disclosure: All opinions are that of Diane Sullivan and do not reflect the views of the parent company represented. Media Invite provided. Contact me at Diane@3decades3kids.net or @3decades3kids across all social media networks. 

#Giveaway- The Little Mermaid 30th Anniversary Signature Collection 4k Ultra HD and Blu-ray on Feb. 26th

Giveaway- The Little Mermaid 30th Anniversary Signature Collection

4k Ultra HD and Blu-ray on Feb. 26th

It our house The Little Mermaid is one of my favorite princesses. She’s someone that my daughter, like myself, has loved forever. We were both thrilled to hear that The Little Mermaid was making its way back to new release. In honor of The Little Mermaid’s 30th anniversary, two-time Academy Award®-winner (Best Original Score and Best Original Song “Under the Sea,” 1989) “The Little Mermaid,” dives into the highly celebrated Walt Disney Signature Collection with all-new bonus features and a sing-along mode. The magical, musical tale of mermaid princess Arielalong with loveable sidekicks Sebastian and Flounder, and the love-to-hate sea witch Ursula — is shore to make a splash with all generations when it comes home for the first time Digitally in HD, 4K Ultra HD™ and Movies Anywhere on Feb. 12, and on 4K Ultra HD and Blu-ray™ on Feb. 26.

The Signature Edition of “The Little Mermaid” showcases its award-winning musical score and iconic songs such as “Under the Sea” and “Part of Your World” with a sing-along mode allowing you to accompany this beloved cast of characters on their journey. Never-before-seen bonus features bring legendary composer Alan Menken and some of Disney’s most recognizable leading ladies together around a piano to reminisce, sing and celebrate “The Little Mermaid.” The latest installment of “Stories from Walt’s Office” compares Walt and Ariel’s love of collecting treasures. Available on Amazon for pre-order: https://www.amazon.com/LITTLE-MERMAID-Blu-ray-

GIVEAWAY: We are thrilled to partner with Disney Pictures to give one lucky 3decades3kids reader a copy of their own to add to their blu ray library. Enter on the rafflecopter below. Giveaway ends on March 3, 2019 at 11:59 pm. (18+/USA)
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Disclosure: All opinions are that of Diane Sullivan and do not reflect the views of the parent company represented. Media Invite provided. Contact me at Diane@3decades3kids.net or @3decades3kids across all social media networks. 

You Are Invited To The NYC Advance Screening of Fighting With My Family

You Are Invited To The NYC Advance Screening of Fighting With My Family!

 

Over the weekend I had the pure pleasure of seeing the movie Fighting With My Family and interviewing the cast in NYC! First off, the movie was an incredible surprise. It’s for everyone and is filled with quite a few laughs along with following a heartfelt story of  WWE star, Paige! Best news is you do not have to be a WWE fan to enjoy this movie! It’s just a feel good movie that will leave you with a smile on your face! What’s the movie about? Born into a tight-knit wrestling family, Paige and her brother Zak are estatic when they get the once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to try out for the WWE. But when only Paige earns a spot in the competitive training program, she must leave her loved ones behind and face this new cut-throat world alone. Paige’s journey pushed her to dig deep and ultimately prove to the world that what makes her different is the very thing that can make her a star.

Cast: Dwayne Johnson, Stephen Merchant, Florence Pugh, Zelina Vega, Vince Vaughn, Nick Frost, and Lena Headey

Director: Stephen Merchant

You are invited to the NYC Advanced Screening of Fighting With My Family:

Tuesday, February 12th

 7:00PM

Regal Battery Park.

Click the link below to claim free passes to the movie. Please remember to arrive early since screenings are overbooked in order to ensure a full house. Tweet us what you think of the movie at @3decades3kids and follow us on Twitter to get a tip on when passes will become available!

Disclosure: Giveaway screening passes provided by Fighting With My Family. Contact Diane at Diane@3decades3kids.net or @3decades3kids across all social media networks. Our views are honest and do not reflect the views of partner company represented. 

Giveaway: Visit Medieval Times Lyndhurst NJ Where Kids Rule!

Giveaway: Visit Medieval Times Lyndhurst NJ Where Kids Rule!

As you already know, our family recently  enjoyed the movie, The Kid Who Would Be King. During the press weekend we were treated to a class hosted by Medieval Times where the kids were taught some sword skills. They had the chance to meet up with some real Medieval Times knights and practice what they learned. Both the boys and girls really took things quite seriously as those wooden swords clanked together and whooshed in the air. From that moment on it was a given that we HAD to visit the Medieval Times castle in Lyndhurst, NJ! Whether you see the movie or not, Medieval Times is a perfect place to visit for both children and adults. We have been #MTfans forever and have celebrated many happy occasions at the Lyndhurst Castle throughout the years. It’s a perfect place for family fun, date night, birthdays, anniversaries and holidays! As for our most recent visit, we were definitely spinning off of the movie, The Kid Who Could Be King! It’s such a perfect match up between screen and reality. 

Our visit to Medieval Times started with arrived 75 minutes early. Why do we arrive that early? Well, I definitely would recommend that if you visit you arrive at this time, too! At seventy five minutes before show time you can be there for the Queen’s Welcome! The Queen and servers and trumpeters all come outside of the castle and welcome everyone to the castle. The trumpeters trumpet! The Queen invites everyone to join her inside of the castle. It’s definitely something that you will enjoy if you can make it there early. Arriving at that time also gives you time to enjoy the inside grand lobby. There is a picture opp on the way in with the Queen herself and also the sword in the stone! It’s amazing!

Once inside the grand lobby we always just take time to enjoy the look. You will feel like you are transported into medieval times. There are drinks available with an array of souvenir goblet and glasses. There is even a knight’s cup for the kids. During the pre show time you can see people being knighted by the Queen and mingle around to the gift shoppe and maybe even take a stroll through the dungeon, if you dare. Before you know it, it’s time to be seated in your preselected color section that matches the color of the knight you will be cheering for during the show. Find out more about Medieval Times here :https://www.medievaltimes.com/

Since we were invited to be VIP on the Queen’s List we were treated to front row seating, a special entrance, a flag with our knight’s color (we had the black and white knight) and a take home photo.  Our family was quickly seated and started to get ready for the show. Every single time we enter the  arena it’s always the same, our family just stops for a second and looks around. It’s just amazing to be inside of and you kind of forget the outside world even exists for the time you are inside. 

It wasn’t long after being seated that the activities began. Our server introduced himself and before you know it we were feasting on delicious tomato soup, half of a chicken, garlic bread and corn on the cobb! Wow! Did I mention that there is NO silverware with your dinner. I mean, you are feasting with the Queen and it is medieval life! Of course you don’t have to worry, there are plenty of  wet wipes, so dig in and feast away. The food is absolutely delicious. There is even dessert!

As your family dines the show goes on right in front of you. There are fancy Spanish horses that preform for the Queen followed by the knights dueling and showing off their skills. There is also falconry in it’s finest form. The falcon is definitely one of my favorite parts of the show! We cheered and waved our flags as the knights jousted one by one until a final winner was in the house. Along the way each time the knight of your color wins he is given flowers from the Queen that he tosses out to the ladies. Emm is lucky enough each and every time to get a flower tossed to her!  

If you are looking for a fabulous way to spend the afternoon or night with family or friends look no father than Medieval Times Lyndhurst NJ! With the movie The Kid Who Would Be King in theaters there is no better time to partner up a trip with the kids to Medieval Times to celebrate the Kid King in your life!

GIVEAWAY: We are thrilled to partner with Medieval Times Lyndurst NJ to send one lucky reader to Medieval Times with their family or friends! We have a FOUR pack of tickets to the show of your choice up for grabs!! I’m so excited to see who wins it! We love going to the show so much, it’s just going to be great to see someone else having fun! Enter on the rafflecopter below. Good Luck! Prize consists of 4 one time passes to Medieval Times in Lyndhurst, NJ. Ticket delivery through Medieval Times. Giveaway ends Feb 24 at 11:59pm.

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Disclosure: Giveway Tickets provided by Medieval Times. Media invited from Medieval Times. Contact Diane at Diane@3decades3kids.net or @3decades3kids across all social media networks. Our views are honest and do not reflect the views of partner company represented.