Robert Downey Jr., Donuts, Helicopters and #AVENGERS: AGE OF ULTRON!

rare Robert Downey Jr Iron Man picHave you taken that chance and watched Iron Man yet? Whether you have or you haven’t, don’t worry, the title to this post won’t make sense until you read on…

Robert Downey Jr. is offering fans the chance to live out the best night of their life culminating at the World Premiere of Marvel’s Avengers: Age of Ultron, all to support a great cause.  

In this video, Robert Downey Jr. reveals that anyone can win the opportunity to be flown with a friend to Los Angeles to experience a day in the life of Tony Stark.

By going to www.omaze.com/RDJ and donating just $10 to benefit Julia’s House, a children’s hospice center dedicated to helping improve the lives of children diagnosed with terminal illness, you could win a chance to live out your superhero dreams with RDJ in LA.

You’ll kick things off with breakfast at the iconic Randy’s Donuts before launching into an action-packed day including a helicopter ride over the Hollywood sign, indoor skydiving, and a custom gown or tux fitting before meeting Robert Downey Jr. himself for an epic motorcade arrival at the World Premiere of Marvel’s Avengers: Age of Ultron. And yes…there will be caviar.

And did we mention you’ll be one of the first people on this planet to see the newest release from Marvel’s hit franchise? Yeah, that’s happening. But the opportunity to win this once-in-a-lifetime experience won’t last forever.

ABOUT THE EXPERIENCE
You and a friend will be joining Robert Downey Jr. for the best day of your lives at the premiere of Marvel’s Avengers: Age of Ultron.

You will experience indoor skydiving, a helicopter ride over the Hollywood sign, a custom tux/gown fitting, a pit stop at Randy’s Donuts and caviar tasting with RDJ before riding in his private motorcade to the premiere.

Flights, 4-star hotel, and transportation are all included. Best of all, every entry benefits Julia’s House.  

ABOUT JULIA’S HOUSE
Julia’s House is a children’s hospice charity dedicated to helping life-limited children and their families. The nurses and caregivers at Julia’s house provide life-changing support for parents and their children both in the hospice and in their own homes.

The majority of those children are unlikely to live beyond the age of 18, but thankfully Julia’s House is there for them year-round, offering emergency respite and overnight care during treatment and offering emotional and practical support at the end of a child’s life.

I’ll be bringing you the most updated Marvel Studios information, but be sure to like THE AVENGERS on Facebook and follow THE AVENGERS on Twitter to stay on top of all the entertainment news!

Marvel’s AVENGERS: AGE OF ULTRON opens in theaters everywhere on May 15, 2015! 

Lots of New Posters and a Trailer for Marvel’s #AVENGERS: AGE OF ULTRON #AgeOfUltron

avengers age of ultron poster

Remember my mission to convert any reader who says “I don’t like superhero movies” into a Marvel movie fan? I’m hoping at least a few of you have watched Iron Man. If you have, what did you think? I really want to know!

I have a few new things to share about Marvel’s AVENGERS: AGE OF ULTRON, the first of which is the new movie poster at the top of this post. It looks pretty intense, doesn’t it?

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Brand New Trailer for Marvel’s #AVENGERS: AGE OF ULTRON #AgeOfUltron

avengers age of ultron movie posterIt’s no surprise that most Babysavers.com readers are female. It’s also not a secret that I, Marybeth Hamilton, am also female ☺ Further, I’m a female who loves The Avengers franchise and everything from the Marvel Cinematic Universe that crosses my path.

You might not believe it, but it’s not because I’ve met Captain America and held his legendary shield. It’s not because I’ve met Agent Carter and learned all about the fashion and style on the set.  It’s not even because I saw Robert Downey Jr. and Chris Hemsworth in the flesh at the Iron Man 3 premiere (by the way, just seeing those two was enough to render me completely starstruck!).

I love everything Marvel Studios is doing because they’re simply making really good movies, and I’m on a mission to convert any reader who says “I don’t like superhero movies” into a Marvel movie lover!

Believe me, I was someone who used to say that. Two season in and my husband still can’t believe I’m all in for Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.! It all changed after sitting down to watch one movie.

Be like me. Take a chance and watch Iron ManI dare you to tell me you didn’t like it 🙂 I’m 99% sure you’ll be telling me how much you loved it!

For those of you who are already Marvel fans, you probably understand my excitement over this new trailer for Marvel’s AVENGERS: AGE OF ULTRON! Take a look below:

Synopsis of Marvel’s AVENGERS: AGE OF ULTRON:

When Tony Stark jumpstarts a dormant peacekeeping program, things go awry and Earth’s Mightiest Heroes, including Iron Man, Captain America, Thor, The Incredible Hulk, Black Widow and Hawkeye, are put to the ultimate test as they battle to save the planet from destruction at the hands of the villainous Ultron.

Marvel Studios presents “Avengers: Age of Ultron,” the epic follow-up to the biggest Super Hero movie of all time.

When Tony Stark tries to jumpstart a dormant peacekeeping program, things go awry and Earth’s Mightiest Heroes, including Iron Man, Captain America, Thor, The Incredible Hulk, Black Widow and Hawkeye, are put to the ultimate test as the fate of the planet hangs in the balance.

As the villainous Ultron emerges, it is up to The Avengers to stop him from enacting his terrible plans, and soon uneasy alliances and unexpected action pave the way for an epic and unique global adventure.

Marvel’s “Avengers: Age of Ultron” stars Robert Downey Jr., who returns as Iron Man, along with Chris Evans as Captain America, Chris Hemsworth as Thor and Mark Ruffalo as The Hulk.

Together with Scarlett Johansson as Black Widow and Jeremy Renner as Hawkeye, and with the additional support of Samuel L. Jackson as Nick Fury and Cobie Smulders as Agent Maria Hill, the team must reassemble to defeat James Spader as Ultron, a terrifying technological villain hell-bent on human extinction.

Along the way, they confront two mysterious and powerful newcomers, Wanda Maximoff, played by Elizabeth Olsen, and Pietro Maximoff, played by Aaron Taylor-Johnson, and meet an old friend in a new form when Paul Bettany becomes Vision.

Written and directed by Joss Whedon and produced by Kevin Feige, Marvel’s “Avengers: Age of Ultron” is based on the ever-popular Marvel comic book series “The Avengers,” first published in 1963.

Louis D’Esposito, Alan Fine, Victoria Alonso, Jeremy Latcham, Patricia Whitcher, Stan Lee and Jon Favreau serve as executive producers.

I’ll be bringing you the most updated Marvel Studios information, but be sure to like THE AVENGERS on Facebook and follow THE AVENGERS on Twitter to stay on top of all the entertainment news!

Marvel’s AVENGERS: AGE OF ULTRON opens in theaters everywhere on May 15, 2015! 

Disney, Marvel Unveil Epic Phase 3 of the Marvel Cinematic Universe!

disney marvel phase 3 sequelsJust a few days ago Marvel Studios announced some amazing news about the Marvel Cinematic Universe.

If you’re not a Marvel fan, why not?!?! I’m convinced that anyone who enjoys movies would be a fan of Disney’s Marvel franchise if they gave it a chance.

If you are a Marvel fan (yay!), you’re going to be more than a little excited about what I have to share:

The films (and stars!) that will make up Phase 3 of the Marvel Cinematic Universe were revealed. They’ll feature a mix of fan-favorite characters and select heroes who will be making their big-screen debuts.

I’m telling you, I’m pretty sure there was magic on the stage of the El Capitan theater when the announcement was made. Robert Downey Jr. (Ironman), Chris Evans (Captain America) and Chadwick Boseman (the future Black Panther) all made appearances during the special event!

The key information announced was the list of upcoming Marvel films and release dates through 2019:

2015 – 2019 Marvel Studios Films & Release Dates

 5/01/15  ::  AVENGERS: AGE OF ULTRON

 7/17/15  ::  ANT-MAN

 5/06/16  ::  CAPTAIN AMERICA: CIVIL WAR

11/04/16  ::  DOCTOR STRANGE

 5/05/17  ::  GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY 2

 7/28/17  ::  THOR: RAGNAROK

11/03/17  ::  BLACK PANTHER

 5/04/18  ::  AVENGERS: INFINITY WAR PART I

 7/06/18  ::  CAPTAIN MARVEL

11/2/18  ::  INHUMANS

 5/3/19  ::  AVENGERS: INFINITY WAR PART II

There is so much amazingness in our Marvel Studios future, I don’t even know which film to be the most excited for! As always, I’ll share all the entertainment news and details as it hits my inbox, so be sure to come back here for the latest news!

For full coverage of Marvel Studio’s announcement on October 29, 2014, visit Marvel.com.

More Gwyneth Paltrow Interview Details + It’s All Good Cookbook Review #IronMan3Event

DSC_7238A few days ago I wrote about my Gwyneth Paltrow interview opportunity. She was so likeable and so real–I loved everything about the interview!

About half the interview was spent talking about her role as Pepper Potts in Iron Man 3. We spent the rest of the session discussing her new cookbook, It’s All Good: Delicious Easy Recipes That Will Make You Look Good and Feel GreatI really feel like I learned a lot about Gwyneth, her parenting style and her lifestyle in the short time the interview covered!

Here are my favorite parts of the interview:

How did you get into writing cookbooks?

…My son has really bad eczema, so we did his food allergy tests and he’s really allergic to gluten and cow’s milk. I felt so bad for him–not having regular ice cream and meatballs and stuff. So I just started making him a mini-encyclopedia of totally yummy comfort food that’s just on his diet.

What advice do you have regarding the best nutrition?

A nutritionist once told me that the way we’ve changed our diet in the last 50 years is crazy. Like, if you showed our great grandmothers the way we’re eating they’d be like, This isin’t even food. What are you doing? 

So, the nutritionist told me, when you’re at the supermarket, shop the periphery. That’s where all the fresh food is. That’s where the chicken, fish, beef, everything is. Avoid the aisles–tha’ts where all the processed food is.

My philosophy at home is always: try to cook really healthy at home because I can’t control what they eat at friends’ houses. I don’t want to.I want them to be autonomous and make their own choices and have a life.

But I think that that’s their balance. I try to cook healthy at home,a and then out, I’ll eat whatever I want to.

Do you cook with your kids?

Oh, yes. My son, especially, is really, really into it. We cook something together every weekend. I actually think the kitchen is an amazing place to interact and teach kids. It’s such quality time of interacting but you’re also making dinner. Like you’re actually doing something.

interview with gwyneth paltrowAfter a fantastic interview where I learned more than I ever dreamed I’d learn about Gwyneth Paltrow’s life, I received an autographed copy of her new cookbook!

I admit that I have good intentions, but I’m not the healthiest cook in the world. Nevertheless, there are some fantastic-looking recipes in It’s All Good! I didn’t have time to actually make any of the foods featured in the cookbook, but here are a few pictures I snapped of recipes that I truly can’t wait to try:

honey-sesame-carrots

Carrots with Black Sesame and Ginger

sauteed corn with chimichurriSauteed Corn with Chimichurri

the best green juiceI’m most excited to try The Best Green Juice! It’s described as “Just as energizing as a cup of coffee with non of the letdown.” With ingredients like Kale, lemon, apple and ginger, it sounds healthy and refreshing!

There are a wide variety of recipes in the cookbook, and it covers everything from eggs to brownies to oatmeal! Even if you’re not looking for a cookbook that fits a special diet requirement, there will be plenty of recipes that will be good for your family in It’s All Good!

Disclosure: Thanks to Disney for covering my travel expenses for my participation in the Iron Man 3 #IronMan3Event press trip, which included this interview. 

 

Who is the Kid in Iron Man 3? An Interview With Ty Simpkins #IronMan3Event

who is the kid in iron man 3I have a feeling you all know that Iron Man 3 opened in US movie theaters last weekend. If you happened to see it, you may have asked, Who is the kid in Iron Man 3?

I knew next to nothing about Ty Simpkins two weeks ago. Then I had the chance to interview him just before seeing Iron Man 3 at the Hollywood premiere. Not only is he a smart, funny kid, he’s a great actor, too!

who is the kid in iron man 3Ty Simpkins answered a lot of questions from the group of 25 bloggers who asked him questions. Here are my favorite parts of the interview:

What’s your favorite aspect of your character [in Iron Man 3]?

I think my favorite aspect of being my character is that I get to meet Tony Stark. But I’m similar to him. Because I’m, like, a genius in the movie. And he’s a genius in the movie, of course, more of a genius than my character.

How does it feel to be working with Robert Downey Jr.? 

Oh, it’s awesome. Like literally Robert Downey Jr. is my favorite person.

Were you nervous when you met him?

He actually asked me that. And I said, no, I’m just really excited to meet him.

How did you react to getting the part [of Harley in Iron Man 3]?

I screamed yes! I was really excited. I was at a cello class, and  it made cello even better.

How did you get into acting?

So I’ve been acting since I was born. I was still in my mom’s stomach when people called and asked me to be on either a TV show or a soap opera.  But…they asked my mom. And she said I’m not born yet. But and then they said we’ll wait.

What’s your next project?

So I just finished Insidious 2. That comes out in September.

And I’m really excited for this movie called Conversations with Andy. It’s about a sixth grade kid who is having a tough time…with his family. They’re getting a divorce and stuff. And then he meets Andy Warhol and Andy helps him out and stuff. So I’m really excited for that.

Are stunts fun?

Yeah, I love doing my stunts. It’s really fun.

Who are your biggest role models?

So there’s Robert Downey Jr., Chris Evans and Johnny Depp…Besides Robert Downey Jr. I would love to work with Chris Evans or Johnny Depp.

Who’s your biggest supporter?

My biggest supporter? My mom.

who is the kid in iron man 3It was fun asking Ty Simpkins questions and hearing about an acting career from his perspective. He’s a smart, articulate guy, and we’ll be seeing much more of him in the future!

Iron Man 3 opens on May 3rd, 2013 and distributed by Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures. Follow the hashtag #IronMan3Event on Twitter to see updates from the bloggers who attended the Iron Man 3 Hollywood premiere.

Like IRON MAN 3 on Facebook: www.facebook.com/ironman, follow IRON MAN 3 on Twitter: @Iron_Man, visit the website: http://marvel.com/ironman3.

Marvel’s Iron Man 3 pits brash-but-brilliant industrialist Tony Stark/Iron Man against an enemy whose reach knows no bounds. When Stark finds his personal world destroyed at his enemy’s hands, he embarks on a harrowing quest to find those responsible.

This journey, at every turn, will test his mettle. With his back against the wall, Stark is left to survive by his own devices, relying on his ingenuity and instincts to protect those closest to him. As he fights his way back, Stark discovers the answer to the question that has secretly haunted him: does the man make the suit or does the suit make the man?

Starring Robert Downey Jr., Gwyneth Paltrow, Don Cheadle, Guy Pearce, Rebecca Hall, Stephanie Szostak, James Badge Dale with Jon Favreau and Ben Kingsley, Marvel’s Iron Man 3 is directed by Shane Black from a screenplay by Drew Pearce & Shane Black and is based on Marvel’s iconic Super Hero Iron Man, who first appeared on the pages of Tales of Suspense (#39) in 1963 and had his solo comic book debut with The Invincible Iron Man (#1) in May of 1968.

“Iron by “Iron Man 3” is presented by Marvel Studios in association with Paramount Pictures and DMG Entertainment. Marvel Studios’ President Kevin Feige is producing and Jon Favreau, Louis D’Esposito, Charles Newirth, Victoria Alonso, Stephen Broussard, Alan Fine, Stan Lee and Dan Mintz are executive producers. The film releases May 3, 2013, and is distributed by Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures.

Disclosure: Thanks to Disney for covering my travel expenses for my participation in this press trip. 

Photos courtesy of Disney and Dear Crissy.