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The Kids React to Back to the Future

Kids react to Back to the Future
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We’ve been introducing the kids to some of our movies from childhood. My favorite one from childhood was Back to the Future. It is still one of my most favorite movies ever and I can watch it over and over and see more that I’ve missed. This time around we watched the movie with the kids. Both of the kids were into the movie. They watched attentively and Eva was having giggle fits at certain parts. She laughed every time Doc Brown was on the screen. He did steal many scenes with his mannerisms and facial expressions.

Andrew started out pretty well but quickly succumbed to the time of day, we started the movie at 7pm. The kids usually start getting ready to sleep not long after 7pm. Andrew made it up until Marty actually went back to 1955. Then he was down for the count. Eva remained awake throughout the movie and I could tell that she really enjoyed it. There was only one part that Eva didn’t like and that was when Doc Brown is shot by the Libyans. She got through it and enjoyed the rest of the movie. I wonder if she knew that he wouldn’t remain dead?

Eva also had some interesting questions about time travel and also the time space continuum. Actually, Andrew asked me about the time space continuum right before the movie. He learned that term on Alvin and the Chipmunks. Crazy. I made a little video of the kids and their questions and reactions to the movie.

Missing 2012 Already? There’s an App for That

Time Machine App

I’ve always thought of Shout Factory as the people who put out great DVDs of things that I really enjoy like Transformers. They also do apps. The latest one is called 2012 Time Machine. The app is a curated list of over 1,000 YouTube videos that show many popular culture stories from 2012. Going through the app took me back to some of the funnier viral videos, music from the year and movie trailers. There are also sports, news and political moments. If you missed out on the biggest stories of the past year then this app is a fun one to pour through.

I would have liked to be able to search the app for things that I liked. Also the ability to suggest additional videos for curation would be great. I do like the ability to tweet or share videos on Facebook being built in to the app. Being able to mark or star videos that you could pull up quickly to show friends would also be a good thing to add to the app.

I was pleasantly surprised to see some videos from Devin Supertramp and Lindsey Stirling in the app. The app is $0.99 and has hours of great content to check out. Here is some more information on the app and the trailer for it as well.

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