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Before WandaVision - How To Watch Marvel Movies in Chronological Order

13 January 2021

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I can't believe it's two years ago since we binge watched all the Marvel movies in just 3 weeks. Neither of us have ever wanted to watch the Marvel movies before but the world had gone Marvel crazy and everyone we knew was heading to the cinema to watch Avengers - The End Game. 

Captain Marvel running

As we had never watched any we decided to look up all the Marvel movies and then we decided to watch them in chronological order rather than release order. Watching the movies and storylines in this order made more sense. 

Once we had our list we headed to Amazon Prime Video to begin. We had just over three weeks before End Game finished on the cinema to watch all 21 movies and we did it. 21 movies in 21 days. 

If you are thinking of watching the Marvel movies then here is the list in chronological order.

Captain America - The First Avenger
Set in 1943-1945

Captain Marvel
Set in 1995

Iron Man
Set in 2010

Iron Man 2 
Set in 2011

The Incredible Hulk 
Also set in 2011

Thor
Also set in 2011

Avengers Assemble
Set in 2012

Iron Man 3
Set in 2012

Thor - The Dark World 
Set in 2013

Captain America - The Winter Soldier
Set in 2014

Guardians of the Galaxy
Also set in 2014

Guardians of the Galaxy vol 2
Also set in 2014

Avengers - Age of Ultron
Set in 2015

Ant Man
Also set in 2015

Captain America - Civil War
Set in 2016

Spiderman - Homecoming
Also set in 2016

Doctor Strange 
Also set in 2016/2017

Black Panther 
Set in 2017

Thor - Ragnarok
Also set in 2017

Ant Man and The Wasp
Also set in 2017

Avengers - Infinity War
Also set in 2017

Avengers - Endgame 
Set in 2019

Spiderman - Far From Home
Set in 2019

iron man in Disneyland Paris
Now we have Disney Plus I am thinking about starting them all again. I think now is a good time as the new Marvel mini series WandaVision starts on the 15th so its a good excuse to have a recap. 

Have you watched the Marvels movies?
Michelle


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Family Friendly Halloween Movies

20 October 2020

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This month we will be pressing pause on our 'watching all the Disney movies in release date order' so we can watch some family friendly spooky movies perfect for Halloween. Here is what is on our watchlist.

Pumpkin


Frankenweenie
When a boy's beloved dog passes away suddenly, he attempts to bring the animal back to life through a powerful science experiment.
Running Time - 1hr 28m
Suitable For - PG



The Nightmare Before Christmas
Jack Skellington, king of Halloween Town, discovers Christmas Town, but his attempts to bring Christmas to his home causes confusion.
Running Time - 1hr 18
Suitable For - PG

Maleficent
A vengeful fairy is driven to curse an infant princess, only to discover that the child may be the one person who can restore peace to their troubled land.
Running Time - 1hr 39m
Suitable For - PG

Maleficent - Mistress Of Evil
Maleficent and her goddaughter Aurora begin to question the complex family ties that bind them as they are pulled in different directions by impending nuptials, unexpected allies and dark new forces at play.
Running Time - 2hr 1m
Suitable For - 12+

hocus pocus


Hocus Pocus
A curious youngster moves to Salem, where he struggles to fit in before awakening a trio of diabolical witches that were executed in the 17th century.
Running Time - 1hr 39m
Suitable For - PG

Haunted Mansion 
A realtor and his wife and children are summoned to a mansion, which they soon discover is haunted, and while they attempt to escape, he learns an important lesson about the family he has neglected.
Running Time - 1hr 29m
Suitable For - PG

Goosebumps
A teenager teams up with the daughter of young adult horror author R. L. Stine after the writer's imaginary demons are set free on the town of Madison, Delaware.
Running Time - 1hr 43m
Suitable For - PG

Goosebumps 2 - Haunted Halloween
Two young friends find a magic book that brings a ventriloquist's dummy to life.
Running Time 1hr 30m
Suitable For - PG

monster house


Monster House
Three teens discover that their neighbor's house is really a living, breathing, scary monster.
Running Time - 1hr 30m
Suitable For - PG

Hotel Transylvania 
Dracula, who operates a high-end resort away from the human world, goes into overprotective mode when a boy discovers the resort and falls for the count's teenaged daughter.
Running Time - 1hr 31m
Suitable For - U

Hotel Transylvania 2 
Dracula and his friends try to bring out the monster in his half human, half vampire grandson in order to keep Mavis from leaving the hotel.
Running Time - 1hr 29m
Suitable For - U

Hotel Transylvania 3 
Count Dracula and company participate in a cruise for sea-loving monsters, unaware that their boat is being commandeered by the monster-hating Van Helsing family.
Running Time - 1hr 37m
Suitable For - U

Corpse Bride
When a shy groom practices his wedding vows in the inadvertent presence of a deceased young woman, she rises from the grave assuming he has married her.
Running Time - 1hr 17m
Suitable For - PG

Toy story of terror


Toy Story Of Terror
Woody and the gang are held up at a roadside motel and members of the group start to disappear from everywhere. Woody and the gang set about getting to the bottom of the mystery.
Running Time - 22m
Suitable For - PG

Room On The Broom
To the annoyance of her cat a kindly witch allows a dog, a bird and a frog who have helped her retrieve things she has lost to ride on her broomstick, making it top heavy.
Running Time - 25m
Suitable For - PG

Paranorman
A misunderstood boy takes on ghosts, zombies and grown-ups to save his town from a centuries-old curse.
Running Time - 1hr 32m
Suitable For - PG

The Witches
A young boy stumbles onto a witch convention and must stop them, even after he has been turned into a mouse.
Running Time - 1hr 31m
Suitable For - PG

casper


Casper
An afterlife therapist and his daughter meet a friendly young ghost when they move into a crumbling mansion in order to rid the premises of wicked spirits.
Running Time - 1hr 40m
Suitable For - PG

Ghostbusters
Three former parapsychology professors set up shop as a unique ghost removal service.
Running Time - 1hr 45m
Suitable For - PG

ET
A troubled child summons the courage to help a friendly alien escape Earth and return to his home world.
Running Time - 1hr 55m
Suitable For - U

Hopefully we will make a start on our watch list this weekend. I think we will start with my favourite Hocus Pocus, its a classic!
Michelle
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The Adventures Of Paddington DVD | Giveaway

8 August 2020

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Disclosure - We were gifted a cop of The Adventures of Paddington vol.1 and 2 plus another to giveaway. 

The Adventures of Paddington dvd

The second volume of the popular Nick Jr. animated TV series The Adventures of Paddington is out now now on DVD. A new version of a most familiar bear returns in The Adventures of Paddington  – Paddington Flies A Kite & Other Episodes!

   

A heart-warming show about being curious, being good to others, and being part of a loving family. The series features a brand-new theme song “Paddington Bear” written and performed by one of Britain's most successful musicians, Gary Barlow (Take That). Ben Whishaw (Paddington 1 & 2) reprises his role as the voice of everyone’s favourite marmalade-loving bear and is joined by new cast members including Morwenna Banks, Darren Boyd and more. 

To celebrate the release of The Adventures of Paddington - Paddington Flies A Kite & Other Episodes, we have a copy of both Vol. 1 and Vol. 2 of the series to give away to one lucky winner. 

For a chance to win, answer the question below - 
 
Who voices Paddington Bear inThe Adventures of Paddington?

A) Gary Barlow
B) Ben Whishaw 
C) Paddy McGuiness  

Once you have commented with the answer make sure you check out the entry form for bonus chances to win.

Good Luck


Michelle

Terms

Competition closes on Sunday 23rd August 2020

Entrants must have a valid UK address. 

Bulk, third party or any other entries using automated software will be disqualified. 

All entrants and entries are checked and verified. 

1 lucky winner will be chosen at random by the Gleam application. 

Playdays and Runways will contact the lucky winners within 7 days of the competition closing. 

The winners will be emailed to the email address given at the time of entering. 

The winners must respond within 28 days, if no response a new winner will be chosen. 

This prize is non-transferable and there is no cash alternative 

The Prize : The Adventures of Paddington DVD


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Masha and The Bear Toy Bundle | Giveaway

3 January 2020

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Disclosure - We were gifted the products below and given another set of toys to give away. Any thoughts and opinions are our own. This post contains affiliate links - purchasing an item through an affiliate link adds no extra cost to you but might earn me a few pennies.
Tiny Pop Masha and Bear giveaway
If you have little fans of Masha and The Bear at home then you will love our latest giveaway. Masha and The Bear are back for season 3 featuring lots of new adventures!
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If Injuries In The Movies Where Real | AD

20 November 2019

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A photo of home alone movie
It's that time of year when we start writing down all the movies we want to watch before Christmas comes. Every year we try to add at least one new addition however we do have our favourites and Christmas just wouldn't be the same without them. Our favourite family Christmas movie has got to be Home Alone closely followed my Home Alone 2. I don't know why watching Kevin inflict lots of pain on Harry and Marv is Christmassy but it just is and we all belly laugh every time we watch it. 

I actually saw a post just recently on Compare Compensation Claims that talked about movie scenes from some of our favourite movies that involved accidents or injuries. It looked in to how much compensation the character would receive if those accidents were real. 

It actually lists Home Alone as one of the movies and details the injuries that occurred when Harry and Marv break in to Kevin McCallister's home.

The injuries included mild scarring, blowout fracture, severe burns, deep cuts, facial fractures and head injuries. Now when you read the injuries involved those burglars really did have a tough time from Kevin! So based on the injuries that are inflicted throughout the film to the characters they would be expected to receive £114,370 each. 

There are lots of other movie scenarios but the highest paying was from a scene in Mean Girls. i'm sure we have all watched Mean Girls and you will probably guess the scene I am talking about. It's when Regina George gets hit by a bus. Now this injury causes Regina to have a spinal injury that is life changing. If this would happen in real life you could expect to receive £141,150. To be honest this doesn't seem a lot to me but like most I'm still shocked she actually survived such a horrific accident!

There are lots of other movie scenarios which I have attached below for you to browse over. 


Do you know any of the movies or recognise the scenes? Do you think the expected payout for the injuries involved is enough?

Michelle
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Ricky Zoom TV Series | AD

4 November 2019

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Disclosure - This is a paid post and we were gifted a backpack full of goodies. 

boy with a ricky zoom backpack on his back
When it comes to having some chill time little J is quite open to watching new things, so over the past week we have been watching a few episodes of Ricky Zoom. Ricky Zoom premiered on Nick JR on October 5th and every Saturday and Sunday you can catch up with the adventures of Ricky and his Bike Buddies.

I can imagine Ricky Zoom will be quite popular, we particularly like the very catchy theme tune and the message that the show conveys to little ones about friendships and teamwork. The adventures Ricky and his buddies get up to are entertaining and the characters are colourful and loveable.

Ricky Zoom lives in a town called Wheelford which is a town designed just for bikes. His parents are both rescue bikes which Ricky aspires to be one day however he still has a lot to learn. for now he enjoys heading to local adventure park, racing and learning new stunts and enjoying time with his bike buddies friends.

Meet Ricky's Friends

Loop is one of our favourite characters. Loop is a dirt bike that enjoys showing off his stunt skills at the local park however he often underestimates his abilities which leaves him getting in to all kinds of trouble. Little J thinks he is hilarious.

Scootio loves her gadgets and is head girl of the gang. She's yellow, cool and has lots of gadgets that can help the Bike Buddies when they get in to trouble. She always has a solution to the problems they may face.

DJ is the heart of the gang, always putting the needs of others before himself. There is nothing that DJ can't build and he loves to put his super toolbox to the test when needed.

So Ricky, Loop, Scootio and DJ are the four bikes that make up the Bike Buddies.

There are lots more characters including

Ricky's Family. Helen and Hank are Ricky's Mum and Dad and Toot Zoom is Ricky's younger sister.
Don and Blip Hoopla are Loop's Dad and older brother.
Mr. Rumbler is a construction and also DJ's Dad.

Not only have we been watching Ricky Zoom but we were sent a backpack filled with goodies to enjoy and we have also been enjoying the free activities on the website too.

Make sure you check out Ricky Zoom every Saturday and Sunday on Nick JR and head to Ricky Zoom for lots of fun.

Michelle
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Our Autumn Netflix Binge Watch List

8 October 2019

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Netflix Binge List
John and I have been browsing Netflix recently looking for new programmes to watch but also looking forward to the return of some new seasons of series that we have watched over the last few years. Check out our Netflix binge list for what we will watching this Autumn.

This Is Us

We started watching This Is Us last year and we binge watched the first two seasons but we then had to wait to watch the third season, which we did just recently. Luckily season four has already started so in a couple of weeks we will continue to watch.

If you’ve not seen This Is Us before it’s a really easy watching show that follows the lives of the Pearson family. Mainly we follow the lives of three siblings Kevin, Kate and Randall known as the big three. The show mainly takes place in the present however they use flashbacks to show the families past and most recently they’ve now started to show flash forwards of what their lives look like in the future.

At times it can be a little bit confusing as you are watching three timelines and sometimes more but you will soon get into it and we were hooked. Really looking forward to the fourth season which premiered on September 24.


The Affair

We stumbled across The Affair whilst browsing Netflix a few years ago. It follows the relationship between two main characters Noah Salaway and Alison Lockhart who meet and have an affair.

We then see the impact their affair has on their partners, family and friends. I am a huge fan of Joshua Jackson and have been since his Dawsons Creek days and he is great in The Affair, playing Alisons husband Cole. The first two seasons were fantastic however the third season lost it a little for me and I really struggled to keep up, it wasn’t my favourite season however it pulled it back in season four.  The fifth and final season is available to watch now I’m really looking forward to seeing how the show ends and what happens to the main characters.


Unbelievable

Unbelievable is a Netflix Original series and we are really looking forward to watching it, after reading some amazing reviews.

 Unbelievable is a miniseries drama about a series of rapes in Washington and Colorado. The series is  actually based on a true story. It’s not our usual choice of programme but with just eight episodes I would really like to give this a try. If you have managed to watch this please do leave us a comment and let us know your thoughts.


You

Last but not least I am really hoping that the rumours are true and that You series 2 will be available to watch in October. Again this was something we just stumbled upon and it’s not usual for us to watch a psychological thriller series. After watching the first episode we had to carry on and watch all 10 episodes to find out what happened to Joe a big store manager at Moonies who stalks and then begins to date a young girl called Beck. Although there is no official date of season 2  I’m hoping that  we will be able to watch it this Autumn.


Grey’s Anatomy

So this isn't a Netflix show however I had to include it on our list. I’m sure even if you’ve never watched a single episode of Grey’s Anatomy you will most probably know of the show and what it’s about. Grey’s Anatomy is a medical drama that follows the lives of interns, residents and doctors at Grey Sloan Memorial Hospital. We mainly follow the life of Meredith Grey the daughter of an esteemed general surgeon named Alice Gray. The show began in 2005 and is now up to series 16 which premiered on September 26.

Grey’s Anatomy is probably one of the best and worst things I’ve ever watched in my entire life. I have laughed but I have also cried a lot watching it so if you haven’t seen it and you’re beginning your Grey’s Anatomy journey then please have a box of tissues to hand.



So these are our top five binge watching programmes that we will be watching this Autumn. If you have any different series please do let us know as we are always looking for new recommendations.

Michelle
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Our Sunday Photo | The Endgame

26 May 2019

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22 films in 30 days and now we are done. Last night we completed our Marvel journey by going to the cinema to see Avengers | The Endgame. We laughed and cried then left the cinema feeling a little sad that it's all over. All the hype about Endgame convinced us to binge watch all the Marvel movies in chronological order and I'm so glad we did. I'm not quite sure how we managed to watch 22 2hour+ movies in such a short space of time but we did it and we have loved every minute.
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Giveaway | PJ Masks Super Moon Adventure Bundle

20 May 2019

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PJ Masks heroes Catboy, Gekko and Owlette will return to our screens every day on Tiny Pop at 7:30am and 5:30pm from May 24th. The high energy super hero show aimed at pre-schoolers follows the trio as they head into the night to save the day.
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Closed Giveaway | Norm Of The North DVD

11 February 2019

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To celebrate the release of Norm of the North - Keys To The Kingdom which is available to download today, I am giving 3 of my readers the chance to win a copy of the DVD which will be available to own on 18th February.
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Disney | How Many Disney Movies Have You Seen?

10 January 2019

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I often get updates from The Disney Store about new products that they have arriving in store soon. I love browsing the new arrivals and often find myself spotting a 'must have' item that I have to buy there and then. Although I don't want to buy this particular item I spotted the other night it did catch my eye and encouraged me to write this post. Disney have released a huge collection of their movies on dvd and blu ray containing 55 movies. Now this boxset is their classics and doesn't include Pixar or films such as Mary Poppins but it got me thinking out of the 55 movies how many had I seen.
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Disney | My Mary Poppins Wish List

17 December 2018

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I cannot wait to see Mary Poppins Returns when it is released in the UK on the 21st December. Growing up Mary Poppins was my favourite film. I would watch it every day after school and at weekends. I would pretend I was Mary singing and dancing in our front room. My nickname at work used to be Mary because people would say I was Practically Perfect In Every Way. I loved that and that phrase is probably my favourite out of all the Disney movies. I have made a Mary Poppins wish list and if you are a Mary fan like me then you will love my choices. 
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Collaboration | What We Will Be Watching This December

29 November 2018

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Santa Claus The Movie On TV
There is nothing better than curling up on the sofa on a cold Winter's evening catching up with your favourite TV programmes. I want to have everything sorted for Christmas soon so that we can just sit back and relax in December. I have a few Christmas movies on my watch list but I also want to start a new series too.

At the moment we have so many series on the go that have either finished for this year so we have to wait till next year or we are waiting for the current series to finish so we can binge watch.

We are looking forward to watching West World Season 2 although I think we may have to have a quick watch of season 1 again because I've forgot what happened at the end.

We never did watch the last season of Once Upon A Time so that is something we could consider.

We will have to wait till 2019 to see the final season of Game of Thrones but that will definitely be worth the wait.

At the moment we are waiting for the current season of This is us to finish so we can watch that. It's probably one of my favourite programmes ever, I love it.

We haven't started a new series for ages so we've been looking at the possible choices. I quite fancy The Walking Dead as I know it's up to season 9 so we can binge watch it over the Christmas period.

There have been so many brilliant reviews of the show that I think it would definitely be worth a watch. There are so many TV apps nowadays that you can have access to all the episodes of your favourites shows just waiting for you when you're ready to watch.

We recently came across TVPlayer and for a limited time only, customers will be able to get a year’s subscription to TVPlayer from as little as £41.90 saving nearly £42. Buying just one TV DVD boxset would be more than a full years subscription, I love a bargain!

Catching up on the latest shows on MTV to Keeping Up with the Kardashians on E! – subscribers can stream 19 channels not available on Freeview, plus 61 other channels, through Fire TV.  I think our Christmas TV is sorted.

Michelle

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Closed Giveaway | The Littlest Reindeer DVD

18 November 2018

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Over the next week or so I will start making my Christmas movies watch list. I do it every year and the list is filled with everything I want to watch between now and the big day. This year I will have a new entry to the list The Littlest Reindeer.
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Alphabet Dating - G is for The Greatest Showman

8 January 2018

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John and I have decided to do alphabet dating again this year though we are not doing the letters in order as it gets too complicated however we will only do a letter twice in a whole year. Our first alphabet date was to go and see The Greatest Showman in the Gallery at Odeon. I am a sucker for anything that is musical so this was a must see for me, Hugh and Zac were a pleasant bonus. John isn't so keen on this type of film even though he has sat through many musicals I have watched at home and he did watch La La Land with me that he enjoyed to some extent. 
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Review - PJ Masks Headquarters

10 October 2017

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PJ Masks Headquarters Playset Box
Little J first heard about PJ Masks quite late on when we stumbled upon it on TV. We had no idea what it was but it was really good. Now, he absolutely loves it and like most boys and girls runs around our living room pretending to be Cat Boy, Owlette and Gecko. He recently was given some PJ Masks figures from his Grandparents which was perfect timing as we received PJ Masks Headquarters to review recently.
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Review - Thomas & Friends Trackmaster Scrapyard Escape Set

24 August 2017

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You may have already read that last month little J experienced his first visit to the cinema. It's such a big deal going to the cinema for the first time and I am glad we waited till we thought he was ready. Now he has been once he is desperate to go again so we have planned a visit to see Thomas & Friends - Journey Beyond Sodor this weekend as it's released in Cinemas on August 25th. We haven't told him yet but he loves Thomas so we are sure he will love every minute of it. To get him in the mood we have been sent Thomas & Friends Trackmaster Scrapyard Escape Set which was inspired by the new movie. 
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Giveaway - Cuco's Big Adventure DVD

14 August 2017

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If you are struggling this Summer for ideas of what to do with the kids then I have the perfect solution for you. Snuggle up on the sofa and watch Cuco's Big Adventure which is out on DVD and Digital on 14th August. Our weather has been pretty awful this Summer and we have had lots of movie days so far and we are so excited to watch this next. 
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We Are A Super Wings Ambassador

20 July 2017

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I am so pleased to announce that we are teaming up with Alpha Animation this Summer and becoming an Ambassador for Super Wings.  If you don't already know Super Wings is an action packed animation series which launched on Cartoonito in February.  The storyline aimed at children 3-5 years, encourages pre-schoolers to develop problem solving skills. 

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Disney Pixar Cars 3 Movie Review

17 July 2017

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Last weekend we headed to our local Odeon to watch Cars 3. It's been 11 years since the first movie was released and in the 11 years since, we have been massive fans of Lightning McQueen. Big J's first cinema visit was when he was just 4 years old and we watched Cars so its odd that Little J's first ever cinema visit is when he is also 4 but he's watching Cars 3.
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