The Rock Father is a music-centric Daddy Blog and Website geared toward parents, kids, and caregivers that rock! Bending the rules to operate outside of the traditional realm, The Rock Father presents both content for the family - and for grownups, all easily organized throughout the site. The Rock Father offers music news and reviews, along with a robust Gardening Blog, and coverage of cool toys, games, events, and adventures. The entire affair is wrapped within the personal experience and daily musings of James Zahn - a work-from-home Dad that has juggled jobs throughout the entertainment industry in various creative disciplines.
Oscar-Winning THE REVENANT is coming home...
With Leonardo DiCaprio finally taking home a Best Actor statue at The Oscars tonight, the folks at Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment just sent over word that THE REVENANT will be coming home soon. The Winner of Three Academy Awards® Including a Best Director win for Alejandro G. Iñárritu, and a Cinematography win for Emmanuel Lubezki, THE REVENANT led the pack in nominations with twelve. The film will arrive on Digital HD March 22 and on 4K Ultra HD™, Blu-ray™ & DVD April 19. Pre-order on Amazon.The RevenantAcademy AwardsOscarsLeonardo DiCaprio
Illinois/Wisconsin Friends: Win a ZOOTOPIA 4DX Prize Pack!
I'm telling you something right now: Disney's ZOOTOPIA is about to be HUGE. Over the past few months, I've been fairly ZOOTOPIA-immersed (they made me an official resident), having once again paid a visit to Walt Disney Animation Studios in Burbank where I met with Directors Byron Howard (BOLT, TANGLED) and Rich Moore (WRECK-IT RALPH), along with Producer Clark Spencer (WINNIE THE POOH) and much of the key creative team for an inside look at the studio's 55th feature-length animated film. Last week, my wife and I also treated The Rock Daughters to an early screening of the film, and in the days that followed, something remarkable happened... they declared it "Better than FROZEN," with our oldest deeming it her "favorite film so-far," and already noting that when she does her back-to-school chalkboard in the Fall, ZOOTOPIA will replace FROZEN as her film of choice. The kids have spoken, and that's all I need. While ZOOTOPIA by itself is a very special film (and one I will review in detail later), in Chicago's far North Suburbs, just minutes from Rock Father HQ is a very special place to see it - the Marcus Gurnee Cinema at Gurnee Mills. This theatre is home to one of just two 4DX theaters in the United States (the other is in L.A.), and to celebrate a one-week special engagement of ZOOTOPIA 4DX, the folks at CJ 4DX have teamed-up with THE ROCK FATHER Magazine for a very special Prize Pack Giveaway. The trick is, this one is limited to readers in Illinois and Wisconsin... folks within the region of the Marcus Gurnee Cinema and their 4DX screen! Learn about 4DX and enter to win below!CJ 4DPLEX4DXMarcus TheatresGurnee MillsGurneeLake County, ILMoviesGiveawayZootopiaWalt Disney Animation StudiosChicago
The Step2 Company Ultimate Spring Toy Giveaway!
As of this writing, the official start of Spring is just a few short weeks away. While the season brings with it some much-needed freshness and color to the landscape, it's also a huge time for new toys, and this year my friends at The Step2 Company are launching a stellar lineup of toys (and some fun furniture, too). If you're already familiar with Step2, you'll recognize some upgraded versions of a few old favorites (a HOT WHEELS Coaster!; a Z06 Corvette Bed!) but there's also some totally new offerings (a Bubble Table!; a two-level Water Table!), and for the first-time ever, Step2 has collaborated with Disney for a series of FINDING DORY Water Tables. To celebrate the coming of warmer weather and outdoor play, Step2 and THE ROCK FATHER Magazine are giving readers winning the new toy of their choice. One (1) winner can choose the item they'd most like from the list below...Step2GiveawayHot WheelsDisneyFinding DoryChevroletCorvetteToysToys R UsKohlsMattel
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