Quantcast

 RSSfacebookTwitterGoogle PlusInstagramPinterestYoutube

About THE ROCK FATHER™: The Site | James' Bio | Press | News & Review Submissions | Advertising | Contact

http://www.therockfather.com/images/2014/topfeatures/train_rotator.jpglink
http://www.therockfather.com/images/2014/topfeatures/rotator_addie_mashers.jpglink
http://www.therockfather.com/images/2014/topfeatures/trfdisneytopbox.jpglink
THE ROCK FATHER: THE POP CULTURE MAGAZINE FOR FAMILIES THAT ROCK.

UPDATED - Watch: The BATMAN: ARKHAM KNIGHT Announcement Trailer is here... and it ROCKS.

On October 14, 2014, Warner Bros. Games will release BATMAN: ARKHAM KNIGHT (Pre-order: Amazon | GameStop), the finale to their Arkham Trilogy. While the game was just officially announced today and details are scarce, the Next Gen-only title will arrive for PC, XBOX One, and PLAYSTATION 4. I guess this means I finally need to get an XBOX One (I'm still on the XBOX 360), as this game looks fantastic. The Rocksteady crew have certainly taken some of that Christopher Nolan-influence and run with it, and their driveable BATMOBILE is one mean ride. See the trailer, "Father to Son," below, right here on THE ROCK FATHER...

Read more...

Watch: JIMMY FALLON, IDINA MENZEL and THE ROOTS perform "Let It Go" on Classroom Instruments...

Just a short while ago on THE TONIGHT SHOW, Jimmy Fallon & The Roots were joined by Idina Menzel to perform the Academy Award-winning song "Let It Go" from Disney's FROZEN... on classroom instruments. The complete song, done in a manner far more loose and entertaining than the Oscars version (and without John Travolta being an idiot), can be heard below...

Read more...

Minions, Fraggles, Teen Titans and more topline this week's Family Media Releases

When it comes to new releases, there's definitely an increase when you hit the beginning of March - as that two month post-Christmas lull is broken and the new titles really start flowing. It's like a switch has been flipped, and this first Tuesday of March 2014 is no exception. While there's no really BIG family title hitting the streets this week, there's some really cool reissues like AN AMERICAN TAIL and HARRY AND THE HENDERSONS. PBS KIDS fans will find new releases from familiar characters like SID THE SCIENCE KID and THE CAT IN THE HAT KNOWS A LOT ABOUT THAT!, while Nickelodeon has a new DORA THE EXPLORER title, and some classic MR. PEABODY AND SHERMAN arrive. Check out some highlights for what's new this week below, right here on THE ROCK FATHER:

Read more...

Recipes: Can YOU Defeat THE ROCK FATHER in #FrozenChefMadness?

March Frozen Food MonthMarch is a month where there's a lot of interesting things going on. Mardi Gras and Saint Patrick's Day, Girl Scouts Day, I am in Control Day (yes, it's real), Be Nasty Day (also real), and even Middle Name Pride Day (that one, too) all stake a claim here in March. There's also several month-long celebrations like Music in Our Schools Month... and a little bit of mayhem that closes out the calendar with a heavy dose of basketball and brackets. In that spirit, another celebration - March FROZEN FOOD Month - is bringing you #FrozenChefMadness, in partnership with Life of Dad and their Sweet Sixteen Brand Ambassadors (THE ROCK FATHER being one of them). Together, we're gonna hit the hardwood (well, technically, it's laminate here) to share with you some Easy Home Meals that you can make quick and easy. And, if YOU think you have a winning recipe, you'll have a chance to win an $800 Visa Gift Card or other great prizes!

Read more...

Review - TRANSFORMERS: ULTIMATE BUMBLEBEE (Shout! Factory)

As a kid that grew up with Hasbro's TRANSFORMERS and was there in 1984 when it all began, I don't recall Bumblebee being a big deal. Back then, he was a HERBIE-like Volkswagen Beetle - one of the smallest Autobots of the bunch, and although a fun toy, it was characters like Optimus Prime, Ultra Magnus and Jetfire that really grabbed me. Fast-forward thirty years, and Bumblebee is big deal - a fan-favorite for a whole new generation of kids (and some grownups, too) who dig the lighthearted "scout" 'bot in his current form - that of a Chevrolet Camaro (in the live-action films), or the similarly-designed, though completely fictional, "Urbana 500" as he appeared in the recent series, TRANSFORMERS PRIME.

Read more...

2014 Rock Father Fitness Challenge: Week 9 Results

THE ROCK FATHERRock Father vs. Rock Father - For the past nine weeks, James Zahn and Tom George (read the kick-off story here) have been engaged in the early stage of a year-long journey to not only lose weight, but get fit. These two Work-at-Home Dads had let time and their jobs take their toll on their personal well-being. For each week of the journey, we'll find out how their efforts are paying off. This afternoon, Sunday, March 2, 2014, both men did their weigh-in... and these are the results.

Read more...

Blog: The First Daddy/Daughter Dance - Elsa and Anna's Fabulously FROZEN Ball...

Last night, as a fresh blanket of snow appropriately fell from the sky here in Northern Illinois, I took my oldest Princess to our first Daddy/Daughter Dance. "Anna & Elsa's Fabulously Frozen Ball" was an experience both fantastic, and fascinating. As a Father, it was the first of many Daddy/Daughter Date Nights to come - first with Addie, and in a few years, with Little Finley. As a pop culture aficionado, it was incredible to see that a movie that hit theaters just three months ago, had already spawned a full-blown Park District production.

Read more...

Celebrate Dr. Suess' Birthday with THE CAT IN THE HAT KNOWS A LOT ABOUT THAT!

THE ROCK FATHER is a PBS KIDS VIP (Very Involved Parent) BloggerToday, Theodor Suess Geisel, better-known as DR. SUESS, would've celebrated his 110th birthday. In honor of the iconic author and artist, my friends at PBS KIDS are launching a CAT-EBRATION lead by one of Suess' most-beloved characters. Tomorrow, Monday, March 3, 2014 - THE CAT IN THE HAT KNOWS A LOT ABOUT THAT! will debut an all-new, one-hour special, with additional new episodes rolling out this Tuesday and Wednesday. Check out all the details below, right here on THE ROCK FATHER...

Read more...

The Hub Network and Awkward Family Photos team-up for AWKWARD FAMILY MOVIE WEEK...

My friends at The Hub Network have teamed-up with the website Awkward Family Photos for a special week of Hub Network Family Movies featuring some very awkward families. “Awkward Family Movie Week” every night at 8 p.m. ET/5 p.m. PT beginning Monday, March 10 through Sunday, March 16 on the Hub Network. Check out the full details below, right here on THE ROCK FATHER...

Read more...

The Disney Rock Father Roundup for March 1, 2014

What's new from the "House of Mouse" this week? A lot, as always, and right here you'll find quick updates with all the latest news from the World of Disney. From Walt Disney Motion Pictures to MARVEL, Pixar, Walt Disney Records, Disney Junior and more, here's the latest, including details on the first-ever compilation album from Disney Junior (DJ SHUFFLE), the making of MICKEY MOUSE: GET A HORSE, and some printables from MUPPETS MOST WANTED.

Read more...

Sprout Channel kicks-off March with Oscar the Grouch and Giuliana Rancic, announces new programming highlights...

Sprout Kindness CrewIf you're new to THE ROCK FATHER, you might not know that I've actually written a couple of pieces for the "Parenting" section of Sproutonline, the digital extension of Sprout Channel (you can read them here and here) as a member of their "Kindness Crew." The 24-hour preschool channel has been an important part of our lives for the past four years, so it's always exciting when they have news to share, and today I have just that. Their March programming highlights begin NOW with Oscar Weekend, and wrap-up with the very-appropriate, Music Week. Take a peek at what goodies you and your little ones can enjoy together this month...

Read more...

Comics: Five Upcoming Trade Paperbacks to Watch Out For...

I really need to get back into comics... not just reading them, but as a creator and writer. My personal foray into that realm was brief (as was the existence for the publisher I worked for), but the couple of books I did create have been made available on Amazon as Kindle Editions (they're FREE!) and oddly enough, they still hit the charts (DEATH WALKS THE STREETS #1 is currently number #13 in horror - tonight). I miss regular reads, and often times, catching up via Trade Paperback is the way to go (I still like to hold a real book), and tonight I spotted some upcoming releases that I'd like to highlight here on THE ROCK FATHER. Actually, I think we'll make this a regular feature. 

Read more...

Giveaway: Take the #ScruffyDude Challenge for a chance to win the Panasonic Arc 3 Wet/Dry Shaver!

At the beginning of February, the folks at Panasonic USA reached out to THE ROCK FATHER to give their new Panasonic Arc 3 Wet/Dry Shaver (available now from my affiliate, Target) a spin. You could call it a bit of a "Scruffy Dude Challenge," and actually, that's exactly what we'll call it! There's one area of my chin that never gets a shave - my ZZ Top portion, if you will (for a price, I may cut it) - but the rest of my baby-like face often needs some attention. While I might go into more detail on my personal Arc 3 (sounds like something IRON MAN would use) experience in a future post, Panasonic has offered up another Arc 3 Wet/Dry Shaver (a $130 value) that one of YOU can win. But we'd like to see your #ScruffyDude...

Read more...

THE ROCK FATHER is proud to work with the following Companies, Allies and Organizations:

PBS KIDS VIP (Very Involved Parent) Blogger The Rock Father is a member of the Sprout Kindness Crew The Rock Father is a 2014 Step2 Ambassador! Toy State Test Driver The Rock Father is a Weave Made Media Influencer2014 Fox Home Entertainment Insider - Blogger of the Month NETFLIX Stream Team - 2014 member Life of Dad Social Fabric USFGmemberbadge

Advertisement:

THE ROCK FATHER

 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Media Friends of The Rock Father: