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Tina Fey & Amy Poehler: Queens of Comedy (+ SISTERS Blu-ray Giveaway)

Tina Fey and Amy Poehler may not be blood-born sisters but they do have an unbreakable bond, and their recent film, SISTERS, shows just that. With the film coming home on Blu-ray and DVD March 15th, Universal Studios Home Entertainment and THE ROCK FATHER Magazine have teamed-up to give readers a shot at winning SISTERS on Blu-ray Combo Pack, all while celebrating these "Queen Bees of Comedy" by taking a quick look back at some of their most iconic collaborations on the big screen, and the small one!

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Vinyl Giveaway: Vince Guaraldi Trio - PEANUTS Greatest Hits on LP Picture Disc!

It's no secret that we love Snoopy, Charlie Brown and the whole PEANUTS Gang here at Rock Father HQ. Much of the appeal for me has been the music of the Vince Guaraldi Trio, with Guaraldi's music fast-becoming just as iconic as the creations of Charles M. Schulz, and for many (likely myself included), a first introduction to jazz. Last year, Concord Music Group released PEANUTS GREATEST HITS as a remastered collection of some of the most memorable compositions, and now for 2016 it's been re-issued for the first-time ever as a Vinyl LP Picture Disc. This new record features Charlie Brown's face on Side A, with Lucy van Pelt adorning Side B, available now under the Fantasy Records imprint. Would you like to win a copy? THE ROCK FATHER Magazine has your shot!

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Ready to TruxItUp? Dinotrux Season 2 is now on Netflix...

Netflix Stream TeamReady for more prehistoric mechanical adventures? At last, Dinotrux Season 2 is now streaming in its entirety on Netflix! Ty, Revvit and the Dinotrux team are back and ready to build a racetrack, meet new friends and continue to fight against their biggest enemy of all: D-Structs. There's 13 new episodes to enjoy, and for those that are into Mattel's growing line of Dinotrux toys - they're no longer Toys "R" Us-exclusive, which means you can now get the latest vehicles and playsets at other retailers including Walmart, Target, and Amazon. Check out the Seaon 2 Dinotrux Trailer below, right here on THE ROCK FATHER Magazine!

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MICKEY MOUSE CLUBHOUSE: MICKEY’S SPORT-Y-THON Coming to DVD...

As the weather turns warmer, it's time to think about those summer sports, and with that MICKEY MOUSE CLUBHOUSE: MICKEY'S SPORT-Y-THON is coming to DVD on May 24. The new six-episode collection comes packed with a Mickey Mouse Gold Medal (available for a limited time), as families can settle in to "put on their sneakers and get ready for the greatest sporting event ever!"

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We Attended the Hillary Clinton Rally Last Night... This is What I Saw...

In an election year, it's hard to keep politics away from my virtual pages as I'd like to. It's divisive, and that's not what being "The Rock Father" is all about. If you'd like to be irritated about others' choices for parties and candidates, Facebook is the place for you - the unfriendly confines of uninhibited emotion and tactless behavior. The memes and insults fly fast, their impact accepted with a mix of likes and emoticons, or in some cases the dreaded "hide post," "hide all posts" or at the worst, an unfriending. I approach politics with an interesting view - the child of a former politician, and some of what I dealt with as a kid sorta messed me up to the point where I wouldn't run for office myself, despite a desire to do so*. Last night, I found myself at the Hillary Clinton rally in Vernon Hills, Illinois - not as a Hillary supporter, but as a neutral party and undecided voter in this election (I'm a registered Independent that refuses to align with any Party). Honestly, I think this is the worst field of candidates in a Presidential election that I've ever seen in my adult life - and if I had to choose today, a vote for Batman would inspire more confidence than what I'm seeing take shape for the ballot. The bigger picture is that my wife and I are the parents of two daughters, and for perhaps the first time in history, there is a real chance that a woman could become President of the United States of America, and seeing Hillary in-person was a chance to show the girls that achieving a lofty goal like becoming President doesn't have to be an unattainable dream, but that it could be a real possibility

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Review: Shopkins Kinstructions Cupcake Cafe

From what I've heard from other parents, we're probably fortunate that our girls haven't become engrossed in the craze that is Moose Toys' Shopkins line. These little collectibles are a huge deal, and while The Rock Daughters are well-aware of them (and played with them at last year's Chicago Toy and Game Fair), the only Shopkins we have here at home are the ones from The Bridge Direct's Kinstructions Building Collection (part of their C3 line). Now, I should note that this feature was actually meant to run back in December when Kinstructions launched (if you follow me on socials, you may even notice that the room in the background has since been remodeled!), but that's okay since the sets are easier to come by at this point, and there's actually been some changes in the Kinstructions world (more on that further down). So let's look at the Shopkins Kinstructions Cupcake Cafe...

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For Grownups - The Lonely Island's POPSTAR: NEVER STOP NEVER STOPPING Trailer...

Activating the #ForGrownups tag here on THE ROCK FATHER Magazine, because right now I've got a movie trailer that's most certainly not for the kids. It's no secret that I've been a big fan of THE LONELY ISLAND, so now that the Restricted Trailer for their new celebrity spoof, POPSTAR: NEVER STOP NEVER STOPPING is out, I feel obligated to share it. There's all kinds of family-unfriendly naughtiness in here, so again - don't watch this with the little ones... unless they're babies, in which case they won't understand the language, and they might think they're seeing "lunch" in there.

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Spidey-Sense is Tingling... Here's the new CAPTAIN AMERICA: CIVIL WAR Trailer and Poster!

The most astute viewers have noticed something in the marketing of MARVEL's CAPTAIN AMERICA: CIVIL WAR (get tickets via Fandango) over the past few months... the teams were lopsided. Today that changed as the latest trailer for the next entry into the MARVEL Cinematic Universe hit the web... with a certain character "on loan" from SONY included in the mix. Ending much speculation, Tom Holland's first appearance as Spider-man (in perhaps his most comic-accurate costume ever) is revealed in this new clip, with Tony Stark summoning "Underoos" to round-out Team Iron Man. May 6th is looking real good right about now...

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Kindie Scene: Sarah Aroeste's Ora de Despertar (Time to Wake Up) is family music in an ancient language...

Over the years, I've seen and heard a lot of family music albums written in foreign tongues that were unfamiliar, yet still managed to snag the interest of a young audience. Recently, news of a Ladino family music album by Sarah Aroeste hit my radar, but the first thing was that I had no idea what Ladino actually meant. Ladino is a Medieval language also known as Judaeo-Spanish - a dialect that originated by Spanish Jews after their expulsion from Spain in 1492. Along the way, this language picked up elements from neighboring vocabularies, including French, Greek, Arabic, Turkish, Hebrew and more. On March 25th, Aroeste will release Ora de Despertar (Time to Wake Up), perhaps the only album of original songs in Ladino that's geared directly toward children. The album was written with her own kids in mind, but to bring it to the masses, she's partnered with an animator to bring the songs to life as music videos, and has plans for board books as well. Check out the video for "Las Komidas" below...

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First-Look: ASSASSIN'S CREED Exclusive Merchandise, Sneak-Peeks and more from Kernel

While the movie isn't out until Christmas, fans have been eager for some looks at anything from the big-screen ASSASSIN'S CREED adventure that 20th Century Fox will bring to theaters. Aside from a few official stills that were released back in January, news has been scarce, sans rumblings that the expected sequel is already in-development. As the trailer release looms at some point in the near future, beginning today, March 9th, KERNEL is affording Assassin’s Creed fans the opportunity to immerse themselves in the highly anticipated movie release with exclusive film merchandise, one-of-a-kind experiences, revealing behind-the-scene sneak peeks and more. Passionate fans of the franchise can now get a first-look of key elements from the film, including the hoodie and gauntlet worn by Callum Lynch/Aguilar (played by Michael Fassbender), limited-edition collectibles, apparel and accessories, the film script, advanced movie tickets, tickets to San Diego Comic Con and more, put together in packages ranging from $15-$1200. As news breaks this morning, THE ROCK FATHER Magazine has an early look at many of these items below...

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National Bubble Week: Gazillion Bubbles Hurricane Blaster & Triple Bubble Blaster

The unofficial start of Spring is upon us, and National Bubble Week continues as an annual ambassador of fun. We've featured Funrise Toys' Gazillion Bubbles here on THE ROCK FATHER Magazine before, with their Bump & Go Bubble Car making an appearance in last year's Bubble Week coverage. For 2016, Gazillion Premium Bubbles continues to show that bubble-blasting technology has come a long way over the years, and two of the latest entries into their growing arsenal of bubble launchers are the Hurricane Blaster and the Triple Bubble Blaster - both of which arrived here at Rock Father HQ for review.

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National Bubble Week: Step2 Big Bubble Splash Water Table

Everyone has heard of a Water Table, but have you ever seen a Bubble Table? This year, The Step2 Company is putting a new spin on an old favorite by releasing the Big Bubble Splash Water Table just in-time for National Bubble Week. This reasonably-sized water table comes with a battery-operated Bubble Blower, a 4oz starter bottle of Bubble Solution (any brand will work with this), a trio of Bubble Wands, two Dip Trays and a pair of Water Cups. When the bubble-blowing fun is done, the main basin holds plenty of water for outdoor play, and for those who'd like some indoor use, the table can double as a sensory table.

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DANCING WITH THE STARS - Season 22 Cast Announced...

This morning, my friends over at ABC made their official cast announcement for the 22nd Season of DANCING WITH THE STARS, ushering in a new round of fan excitement... and opening a fresh batch of weirdness for me. You see, as much as I love ABC (and do some cool stuff with them from time-to-time), when it comes to certain social aspects of "Dancing," there's been some confusion that dates back to the MySpace heyday of 2005, and continues now on Twitter... because I own the handle @DWTS. Indeed, if you tweet @DWTS, there's a solid chance that The Rock Father will be answering, as 'DWTS' is also the acronym for DEATH WALKS THE STREETS, the transmedia property that I created originally as a screenplay back in 2004, and continue rolling with, making plans to eventually launch further comic adventures somewhere down the line (you can get two issues of the DWTS Comic Books FREE from Noisetrade). So you want to find out who's dancing when DANCING WITH THE STARS returns live MONDAY, MARCH 21 (8:00-10:01 p.m. EDT)?

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SXSW Premiere Lined-up for SECRETS OF THE FORCE AWAKENS: A CINEMATIC JOURNEY

“Secrets of The Force Awakens: A Cinematic Journey, ” a feature-length documentary will have its world premiere during the South by Southwest Film Festival (SXSW®), being held in Austin, Texas, March 11-19, 2016. The documentary, a bonus feature on the upcoming Digital HD and Blu-ray Combo Pack release of Star Wars: The Force Awakens, is an inside look at the making of this epic movie, revealed through in-depth footage and exclusive interviews with the actors and filmmakers.

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National Bubble Week: The STAR WARS R2-D2 Bubble Machine by Imperial Toy

As STAR WARS: THE FORCE AWAKENS arrived in theaters to record-breaking success right before Christmas last year, the onslaught of merchandise brought forth by countless licensees was hard to keep up with. So much great stuff, and just not enough time to cover it all. Now that Spring is fast-approaching and National Bubble Week is upon us, it's time to take a look at one of the most unique offerings to arrive in the wake of the STAR WARS rebirth, the R2-D2 BUBBLE MACHINE by Imperial Toy. The bubble-blasting version of one of The Rebel Alliance's most famous Droids, indeed, this is the Droid you're looking for when it comes to bubble-blowing fun. Sent for review in our State-of-the-Art Toy Testing Facility* at Rock Father HQ, The Rock Daughters prove that Artoo is worth checking out...

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