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This #RockFathersDay #DadHacks adventure is brought to you by Chuck E. Cheese's. The Rock Father has been friends with Charles for a very, very long time...

Father's Day, or Rock Father's Day™ as it's known around here, is June 19th, and as everyone gears up for the annual round of "What Dad Really Wants...," I can tell you that what I want is very simple: time with my family, and fun. While my perfect Father's Day is a pretty low-key affair in which I like to hang out at home and spend some time in the yard, I'm all for a little detour to one of the kids' favorite places, which just so happens to be one of my favorite places... a place "Where A Kid Can Be A Kid," or where a big kid can still be a kid because he's never really grown up, but he happens to have kids of his own now. It's in that spirit of family fun that my friends at Chuck E. Cheese's are celebrating dads this year, serving-up some exclusive Father's Day offers that everyone can enjoy. Ticket Blaster for Dad? A chance to win a trip to Great Wolf Lodge? Read on, friends...

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It's #NationalCheeseLoversDay, and had I known that in advance, I would've planned more accordingly. My friend Charles (you know him as "Chuck") runs a national chain of pizza and fun emporiums, and to celebrate the day, he's got his staff out on the streets of New York City to let passers-by do a blind taste test of some new pizzas on the menu of an un-branded food truck. Check out the reaction of these non-actors when they find out that they're sampling new offerings from Chuck E. Cheeses!

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PBS KIDS VIP (Very Involved Parent)With Addie starting kindergarten this Fall, learning this summer and building on her vocabulary are very important points for us. MARTHA SPEAKS is a great tool - a show "designed to bolster the oral vocabulary of 4-to7-year-olds, engaging them with humor and imagination." We're right in that sweet spot, and if you have a little one that is, too - then this week, tune into MARTHA SPEAKETH WEEKETH on PBS KIDS (check your local listings) to catch new episodes, and then check out the all-new Martha's Steaks game on the PBS KIDS website for even more learning fun! 

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Saturday, February 08 2014 23:27

Review: FREE BIRDS (Blu-ray)

It's a rare occasion that I get to see a film during it's theatrical run, and then circle back around to it some months later to revisit it when it comes home. But that's what happened this week with the release of FREE BIRDS on Blu-ray via 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment. In a relatively quick turnaround, the film, originally released this past November, came home in just three months time, giving families a Thanksgiving treat... just in-time for Valentine's Day.

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On February 4, 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment will release the recent film FREE BIRDS on Blu-ray and DVD. We've seen it, and it was cute. Now, families will have the chance to enjoy it whenever they'd like, and today THE ROCK FATHER is teaming-up with Fox to get one lucky reader hooked-up with a copy of the all-new Blu-ray! Want a chance to win? Scroll down, but first... some interesting facts about Turkeys.

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Tuesday, November 05 2013 00:55

FREE BIRDS - The Rock Father Review

In the interest of full-disclosure, it's my duty to inform you that I received my passes to check out FREE BIRDS from my friends over at CHUCK E. CHEESE'S. While they have a marketing partnership with Relativity Media (the studio behind the film), you really can't blame Chuck and the gang for how their product placement actually appeared in the final film. In fact, while I've seen many jump to discussing some vast pizza conspiracy - after all, this is a movie about time-travelling turkeys seeking to have turkey replaced with pizza on the Thanksgiving menu - I have a feeling that Relativity was actively seeking a pizza partner, and when they locked one in, it was those logos that got slapped upon a few empty boxes - creating what's actually an interesting inaccuracy, but one that's pretty much irrelevant in the grand scheme of things. It's a movie about turkeys... for kids, and the kids that we took sure seemed to enjoy it.

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