James Zahn

James Zahn

About James: A work-from-home Dad with a pair of daughters (Released in 2009 and 2012) - James Zahn is THE ROCK FATHER™. 

Bringing over two decades of experience in the entertainment industry into the family realm, Zahn is an Illinois-based Entertainment Writer, Media Personality, Commentator, Adventurer and Raconteur. 

He is a member of the Netflix #StreamTeam, serves as a Brand Ambassador and spokesperson for several Globally-recognized brands, and consults for a number of toy manufacturers.

Creatively, James has directed/edited music videos, lyric videos, and album trailers for bands such as FEAR FACTORY, has appeared as an actor in feature films and commercials, written comic books, and performed in bands. He currently serves as co-manager and video director for Napalm Records' PRODUCT OF HATE.

James and/or his work have been featured in/on CNN, NBC, G4, The Chicago Tribune, Blogcritics, Fangoria, Starlog, The River Cities' Reader. Slowfish, Oil, and more. He's appeared as a music expert on CNN's AC360, has been quoted in BusinessWire, CNN and Babble, in addition to making appearances on ABC News, WGN and more. In the past he served as a writer for  Fandango Family and PBS KIDS, penned articles for Sprout, and was a contributor to Chicago Parent.

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This Sunday, October 23, 2016, it's time for a "Pumpkin Party" with PEPPA PIG! A new Halloween episode of the kid-favorite show, coming to Nick Jr. at 7pm ET.  In this very special extended story, guests will be coming dressed in scary costumes – Peppa is a witch, George is a dinosaur and Rebecca Rabbit is a carrot...gone bad! Viewers will also join Peppa on exciting new adventures that include participating in a pumpkin competition, taking a trip to a castle and more! Plus, Peppa will meet a new friend at playgroup, Gerald Giraffe! Check out a preview below, and be sure to visit the grownups section of the Peppa Pig website for some Halloween FREE PRINTABLES!

One of the worst-kept secrets in Hollywood just became official: Donald Glover has been cast as young Lando Calrissian in the upcoming standalone Han Solo "Star Wars Story." Lucasfilm announced today that the acclaimed actor, award-winning writer, and Grammy-nominated artist (aka Childish Gambino), will be stepping into the role originally played by Billy Dee Williams in the new film helmed by directors Phil Lord and Christopher Miller. 

Vampires. Werewolves. Frankenstein's monsters. Sounds like something I have experience with, but today that explains the inhabitants of a fictional, vibrantly-animated nightclub in "Roll Up," the new video from Los Angeles' FITZ AND THE TANTRUMS. The colorful clip featured adorable plush/stuffed creatures of the night having a fine time from the nightclub to the laundromat and beyond. It's today's entry into 31 Days of Halloween! Check it out...

We're getting extremely close to the theatrical debut of ROGUE ONE: A STAR WARS Story, the very first of the standalone STAR WARS films, blasting into theaters on December 16. From director Gareth Edwards, this new tale tells the story of a group of unlikely heroes that band together on a mission to steal the plans to the Death Star, the Empire’s ultimate weapon of destruction. This key event in the Star Wars timeline brings together ordinary people who choose to do extraordinary things, and in doing so, become part of something greater than themselves. As it's been for the past four decades, a key component to bringing that cinematic fun to life at home has been with STAR WARS action figures, vehicles and playsets - something I enjoyed back in the Kenner era, and something that our daughters enjoy with a wide array of toys from Hasbro. With that in mind, Disney/Lucasfilm, along with many of their product partners have been inviting fans to #GoRogue, telling their own stories. To celebrate, Disney Consumer Products and THE ROCK FATHER Magazine are offering readers a chance to #GoRogue and win a box of STAR WARS toys from Hasbro! Get details and enter below...

It was over a year ago that I first featured SOCK PUPPET PARODY here on THE ROCK FATHER Magazine, and they've kept busy in that time, racking up millions of plays on their send-ups of popular songs. Now comes a very special "Halloween Episode" of the show, and it's a good one, finding the sock puppets taking on the WHITE ZOMBIE classic, "More Human Than Human." Since the album it came from turned 21 this year (Rob Zombie actually performed ASTROCREEP 2000 in its entirety at Riot Fest), it's a track that can be considered timeless at this point. Check it out...

Thursday, October 20 2016 08:38

Giveaway: Win BAD MOMS on Blu-ray Combo Pack!

I know there's a lot of moms that read this site on a daily basis, but are there any BAD moms out there? Out now on Digital HD, and coming home on Blu-ray, DVD and On Demand on November 1, 2016, BAD MOMS was a massive hit, and to celebrate the in-home release, Universal Pictures Home Entertainment and THE ROCK FATHER™ Magazine are giving you a chance to win the film on Blu-ray Combo Pack. So where's my BAD MOMS at?

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