googlea875c0213e6e807d.html] Fandads: November 2017

Thursday, November 30, 2017

A lot to play with at this year's Chicago Toy & Game Fair!

Disclaimer: The Fandads were given free passes to attend the Chicago Toy and Game Fair and received a few items for review purposes. All thoughts, opinions and good times are our own. 

One of the events that my family is always excited about toward the end of the year is the Chicago Toy and Game Fair. This is a great time for my children to see what games are out in the stores for Christmas and what games we might enjoy for family game night. This year we found more than enough, but we will share our top three with you later on down the post.

Wednesday, November 29, 2017

The Fandads Holiday Gift Guide

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It's that time of year again my friends. That time when you start looking to see what gifts you can get your favorite people in your life. We here at Fandads have compiled a list of a few of our favorite things and things that we hope we will get ourselves from our respective families. Keep reading to see how you can win a few items on our list. 

So without further ado, here is our gift guide for 2017. 

Monday, November 27, 2017

Just Keep Running, Just Keep Running! (Sporty Dad 110)

On October 8th I joined about 45,000 other runners to run the city for the 40th Bank of America Chicago Marathon. The marathon has gone through a few different name changes, but the goal of all the runners is the same: to finish. Whereas last year I trained like a machine to run the marathon, this year my training was not up to par and I was nervous about how things were going to turn out. 

Wednesday, November 22, 2017

Tugging at the Heartstrings with Coco. Review and Giveaway

Disclamer: The Fandads were invited to an advance screening of COCO and all thoughts opinions and tears are our own.

As soon as the familiar Disney logo appeared on screen and mariachi guitars started playing "When you wish Upon a Star", I knew I was about to watch something special. Just that little nuance was enough to show me that Disney took the time they did to make this movie. This film has been in production since 2011. Coco is not a "let's pull in the Spanish market" movie, it is a "Let's tell a great story about Spanish culture" movie. 

Thursday, November 16, 2017

Time for the Justice League! Movie Review

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It is finally here! The Justice League movie that many DC fans have been waiting for. The movie that will put the "World's Greatest Superheroes" together on the big screen. While this movie is not perfect, it does have some flaws in it that we will discuss in detail below.

Tuesday, November 14, 2017

Mariah Carey's All I Want for Christmas is You Giveaway

Today comes the release of a new holiday classic from Mariah Carey titled, Mariah Carey's All I Want for Christmas Is You and the Fandads are giving away 10 copies to our readers. Check out the video below and the full description of the show. Keep reading to see how you can enter to win a copy.

Saturday, November 11, 2017

Oh the Fun we Had at the Chicago Toy & Game Fair.

(Disclaimer: The Fandads received complementary passes for these events. All thought, opinions and good times we had are out own.)

Last year the Fandads were invited to the Chicago Toy & Game Fair and here is our recap of the fun we had there.

Chicago Toy and Game week is one of our favorite times of the year and we have written about it numerous times. I mean, how many times can you go to an event and play with all of the toys that you see there? It's like Christmas morning, except there is no clean up to do after you play with the toys. So what did the Fandads play with this year? What toys stood out to us? Keep reading to find out. 

Friday, November 10, 2017

Cars 3 Races Home on Blu-ray

Disclaimer: The Fandads were provided with an advance copy of Cars 3 to review. All thoughts and opinions are our own. 

This week marked the release of Cars 3 on blu-ray and DVD. The Fandads were lucky to be given a copy to review and the movie is a lot of fun the second time around. If you have not seen the movie yet we will give you a short spoiler-free review. 

Tuesday, November 7, 2017


Photo courtesy of Carol Fox and Associates Public Relations

It's almost that time of year friends to start enjoying the skating rink at MB Financial Park and we have the information you are looking for as to when the skating begins and the park gets lit up for the holiday.

Monday, November 6, 2017

The Nut Job 2 Giveaway

Hey friends, we an opportunity for you to win one of 5 copies of The Nut Job 2. The movie is already available for digital download and the home version will be released on November 14. Follow the instructions on the raffelcopter below to be entered to win a copy. 

Thursday, November 2, 2017

Taking on Thor: Ragnarok with the Revengers! Movie Review

Disclaimer: The Fandads were invited to an advance screening of Thor:Ragnarok. All thoughts and opinions are our own.

You have probably heard by now that Thor:Ragnarok is one of the best reviewed Marvel movies to date and we are here to tell you that the Fandads agree. This has got to be one of the funniest movies in the Marvel Universe along with the Guardians of the Galaxy movies. 

Wednesday, November 1, 2017

Being a Bad Dad with the Bad Moms! Movie review and Giveaway

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The holiday season can be very stressful for parents. Whether it is getting the right Christmas tree, decorating the house or finding that last minute gift, parents are always trying to be the superhero for the holidays. Last year, we saw three moms who grew tired of being perfect moms and decided to do things their way. For this Christmas season we see the same moms flip the table on the most wonderful time of the year.