Thursday, July 08, 2010
Despicable Me preview
I was recently invited to a Despicable Me press junket. I got to meet most of the big stars who do the voices, including Miranda Cosgrove (above in burgandy, linked to my interview), Jason Segel, Steve Carell, and wait for it -- the living legend Julie Andrews. Seriously.
Stay tuned through the weekend, where my interviews and articles will post at 5 Minutes for Mom and 5 Minutes for Books.
You can read a bit about the experience (and a fun conversation I had with one of the producers HERE), and read my Despicable Me movie review as well. I have to say that from the previews I had seen, I didn't really know what the movie was going to be about, but once I saw it, it earned a place in my top 5 kids' movies ever. That was even before my fun press junket experience.
It was a truly great experience, capped off by the fact that I got to stay at the Four Seasons hotel. Who wouldn't jump at a chance like that? And yes, I'm pinching myself that I get the opportunity to do stuff like that.
I'm looking forward to taking the kids and the husband to see the movie this weekend. I saw it over a month ago, so the details are fuzzy. I'm also going to see it in 2D, I think, because Kyle's not a big fan of 3D movies, but I saw the 3D version, and it was incredible -- so I can offer a comparison.
And other than hob-nobbing in Los Angeles for a weekend, I've just returned from a 2 1/2 week long road trip back to Texas, which might explain my absence. Trying to keep up with a little bit of freelance editing, and 5 Minutes for Books and spend time with family left NO time for blogging.
More on the "road trip" aspect later, but I did post an article at Patch about my conflicted feelings. Click over to read Home is Where. . . ?