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DC Auto Show Gets in Rhythm Soon

DC area CoolDads check out the hottest vehicles and latest technologies at the 2017 Washington Auto Show, January 27 to February 5 at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center. Stay tuned with Automotive Rhythms as Kimatni Rawlins talks to brand execs about innovative products, alternative fuel solutions and much more.  Get up close and personal with the latest SUV trends, exotics, crossovers, concept cars and luxury vehicles. Also check out the display of live painting of cars at Automotive Rhythms’ 2nd Annual ART-of-Motion exhibit throughout the show. Please join us!

DC Area Screening: Teenage Turtles are Back!

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DC area CoolDads don’t miss your chance to see a special preview of TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES: OUT OF THE SHADOWS  before the movie opens nationwide on Friday, June 3rd.  We screened the last TMNT movie for you guys and I was really impressed. Let’s hope they don’t mess it up.  See you guys next Wednesday.

CLICK HERE to RSVP for special screening for DaddysCool readers.

 

SCREENING DETAILS
Regal Majestic
Wednesday, June 1st
7:30 PM

More on the film;

Synopsis: After supervillain Shredder escapes custody, he joins forces with mad scientist Baxter Stockman (Tyler Perry) and two dimwitted henchmen, Bebop (Gary Anthony Williams) and Rocksteady (WWE Superstar Stephen “Sheamus” Farrelly), to unleash a diabolical plan to take over the world. As the Turtles prepare to take on Shredder and his new crew, they find themselves facing an even greater evil with similar intentions: the notorious Krang.

Rating: PG-13

Cast: Megan Fox, Will Arnett, Stephen Amell, Tyler Perry, Noel Fisher, Jeremy Howard, Pete Ploszek, Alan Ritchson, Brian Tee, Stephen “Sheamus” Farrelly, Gary Anthony Williams

Release Date: Friday, June 3rd

Official Website: http://www.teenagemutantninjaturtlesmovie.com/

DC Event- The Jungle Book Screening

CoolDads in the DC area, come catch The Jungle Book movie on Wednesday before it hits theaters April 15.  I have been waiting to share this promotion with you guys. My kids and I have been itching for this release.  Click on the link below for your free passes:

CoolDad Jungle Book Screening <–CLICK HERE

WASHINGTON, DC SCREENING DETAILS:

Wednesday, April 13th
7:00 PM
Regal Gallery Place Cinema

ARRIVE EARLY to ensure your spot!

THE JUNGLE BOOK
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The Jungle Book Official Big Game Trailer:

SYNOPSIS
Raised by a family of wolves since birth, Mowgli (Neel Sethi) must leave the only home he’s ever known when the fearsome tiger Shere Khan (Idris Elba) unleashes his mighty roar. Guided by a stern panther (Ben Kingsley) and a free-spirited bear (Bill Murray), the young boy meets an array of jungle animals, including a slithery python (Scarlett Johansson) and a smooth-talking ape. Along the way, Mowgli learns valuable life lessons as his epic journey of self-discovery leads to fun and adventure.

Starring: Bill Murray, Ben Kingsley, Idris Elba, Lupita Nyong’o, Scarlett Johansson, Giancarlo Esposito, Christopher Walken, Neel Sethi

Directed by: Jon Favreau

Based on: The Jungle Book by Rudyard Kipling

LEGO! Stay-at-Home Dads Are In

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Lego, always on the cutting block of toys, has introduced it’s new modern family.  This week Lego provided a snapshot with a stay-at-home dad complete with baby carriage and professional wife to boot!  I think it is rather cool. What say you?

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Check out the new “Lego City” line of figurines.

The set is an attempt by the company to more inclusively represent the modern world, according to

“We need to stay in tune with the world around us,” said LEGO Systems President Soren Torp Laursen.  “We aren’t responding to demand from anyone. We are trying to portray the world around us and listen to our consumer base.”

 

Aziz Ansari’s New Netflix Show Highlights his Dad

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If you haven’t caught Aziz Ansar’s new Netflix sitcom, “Master of None,” you should check it out. After I finished an interested first episode where he gets a new picture of fatherhood and how it would really be as a dad, I was in!  The next episode “Parents” includes his real mom and dad who are fixtures on the show after this episode.

Aziz recently admitted that his dad took most of his vacation time from work for the year to come act on the show.  Aziz’s dad told Late Show host Stephen Colbert, “This is all fun and I liked acting in the show, but I really just did it so I could spent more time with you.”

Aziz was so touched he had the following response on Instagram:

“I’m an incredibly lucky person and many of you are as well,” he continued. “Not to beat a dead horse here and sorry if this is cheesy or too sentimental but if your parents are good to you too, just go do something nice for them. I bet they care and love you more than you realize.” Aziz

#DadsRule  – Binge watch Master of None on Netflix.

 

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Sesame Street’s F U to House of Cards

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Though I am locked into Season 3 of “House of Cards” on Netflix, I came across Sesame Street’s take on Frank Underwood (“FU” to true fan who remember the cufflinks from last season).  Check out their parody “House of Bricks” … this is one you can share with the kiddos! #DadsRule

 

Byron Allen Takes Inclusion Fight to Comcast and Al Sharpton

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Cool and very paid dad Byron Allen, CEO of Entertainment Studios, is seeking $20 million in a lawsuit against Comcast, Time Warner Cable, Inc. and Reverend Al Sharpton.

The television producer’s complaint alleges that of the $15 million Comcast spends on licensing and advertising, only $3 million of their spend goes to black-owned media.  The lawsuit also accuses Comcast of giving money to Al Sharpton, his National Action Network, NAACP and Urban League to give the appearance of supporting diversity and refusing to share the wealth.

Very interesting! I applaud Allen for stepping up with an aggressive public challenge, even though part of his motives are for his own business.  In my career in media I have witnessed many major companies shift money to the black companies/people/causes that will make the most splash, so the major company appears to be doing the most when it is actually doing the least. It sickens me when there is really enough money to go around, if they would open their pockets for real.  If they would open up, I think they would see that diversity can add value and coin to the picture.

Watch Allen’s interview from CNN:

Read Washington Post article for more info:

http://www.washingtonpost.com/news/morning-mix/wp/2015/02/24/lawsuit-accuses-comcast-al-sharpton-of-discriminating-against-black-owned-media/?postshare=731425333078996

Kingsman Movie Screening: DC Area Dads

Can you say, “Date Night?”  This movie doesn’t come out until February 13th, but you can see Kingsman: The Secret Service the week before it hits theaters.   On Thursday February 5th, join DaddysCool.com for the advanced screening of the movie in the DC area.

Kingsman is based on a popular comic book series and is directed by the director of Kick Ass and X-Men First Class.

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The movie will be at Regal Majestic. GET FREE PASSES HERE  The passes are limited so click now!

 

 

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Black-ish Sitcom Comes to ABC

“Screwing things up is just another part of what it means to be a father. That’s how you learn how to fix things. ”

That line was taken from ABC new upcoming comedy series “Black-ish” starring Anthony Anderson, Tracee Ellis Ross and Laurence Fishburne. Finally a little flavor on ABC, let’s see how she goes.  The show revolves around an affluent African-American couple with the father trying to keep hold of his children’s cultural roots while living in the suburbs.

Looks interesting, check it out.

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