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Disney's Big Hero Six Leads The Weekend in a Box Office Grand Slam

It's never rare to have a weekend at any time of the year when two highly anticipated films are vying for the coveted position. Disney's animated "Big Hero 6" got there, leading the weekend with record breaking numbers.

When box-office receipts were tallied, Big Hero 6 snagged $56.2 million in its opening three days, handily edging out Interstellar’s $47.5 million gross for a surprise upset.

In true Disney "Magic", Big Hero 6 tells the heart warming story of a special bond between a plus-sized robot naned Baymax,  and prodigy Hiro Hamada,  who team up with a group of friends to create this awesome band of high-tech heroes. 

About The Film:

Parents need to know that Big Hero 6 is an action-packed animated adaptation of the same-titled superhero comic that's likely to attract younger kids as well as tweens/teens who are already fans of the Marvel universe.

 The film is focuses on the power of brotherhood, friendship, and using your gifts to help others. One of the film's main themes is about coping with grief, as the main character's beloved older brother (his only immediate family) tragically dies early in the film; Hiro's sadness may be hard for sensitive kids. 

Once wd get past the first heart wrenching loss, we're quickly faced with yet another near death. It is extremely upsetting, and there are sometimes-intense confrontations between the movie's scary supervillain and the protagonists that injure but doesn't necessarily kill people. 

On the other hand, the central robot, Baymax, was designed to heal not hurt, and his moral code influences other characters in positive ways. With its refreshingly diverse cast and uplifting message, Big Hero 6 is a captivating adventure story for the entire family.


Disney's Planes: Fire & Rescue Review

The second installment of Disney's Planes franchise starts its first frame with a tribute to the thousands of fire, rescue and first responders who place their lives in danger for the masses.  A fitting introduction for a motion picture that is a roller coaster ride from beginning to the very end.  Dane Cook returns as the high flying cropdusting-turned-speed racing world champion Dusty along with an equally impressive cast of A-list hollywood voice talent that on Disney could amass.  

Planes: Fire and Rescue is a must see summer 3D spectacle that will have kids of all ages on the edge of their theater seats.  In the first Planes installment we watched Dusty go from a common cropduster plane with dreams of RSN  fame, to becoming an overnight avaiation sensation.  In Fire and Rescue, Dusty finds himself back in his hometown facing a possible end to his racing days and a career change as a firefighter in order to save the town's airport and annual corn festival.  

Dusty invites a new cast of characters to the Planes audience, as he embarks on his intense training to become an aerial forest firefighter at a local national park.  Without giving away the film's plot and all of its fancy flight scenes, (which were pretty realistic for an animated film) Dusty learns not only how to save a life, but how to save his hometown and himself in the process.  Most importantly, in Fire and Rescue, Dusty truly learns what it means to be a selfless hero above being a celebrity.

Disney Planes: Fire & Rescue is the perfect summer family film.


In Chic Movie Reviews: How To Train Your Dragon 2 Hits a Grand Slam With Kids This Summer

Dreamworks has done it again with the second installment of the How To Train Your Dragon franchise. After a lengthy wait, "Dragon 2" was well worth it and is destined to become a fan favorite. Within the first 10 minutes of putting on your 3D glasses, you're thrust into the magical world of dragons.

"Dragon 2" tells an extraordinary tale of family, community, tolerance and the bonds of friendship. In Hiccup's case he discovers a life changing bond he didn't even know existed. 

As we journey with him and his dragons, we as the audience are delivered a glimpse into the inner workings of the Viking World.

Mired with triumph and tragedy we watch as Hiccup transitions into manhood and ultimately becomes the leader of the Isle of Berk.

How To Train Your Dragon 2 is in theaters everywhere and a must-see for the entire family.


Vegas Weekend Guide For Kids: Fun Things To Do in Las Vegas for Kids

The Springs Preserve, 333 S. Valley View Blvd., plans a gardening workshop from 8:30 to 10:30 a.m. June 14. The workshop is set to cover how to garden in small places. The cost is $10 for members and $15 for nonmembers. Reservations are required. Visit or call 702-822-7700.

A TechArt Studio Movie Workshop is planned for 1 to 5 p.m. June 14 and 15 for children 12 to 17 at the Sahara West Library, 9600 W. Sahara Ave. Learn about digital video production, editing, music and storyboarding, then make a movie with equipment from the studio lab. Two sessions are planned. Registration is required. Call 702-507-3644.

Fratello Marionettes plans to perform the Carnival of the Animals puppet show at 10:30 a.m. June 16 at the Summerlin Library, 1771 Inner Circle Drive. Additional shows are planned for 10:30 a.m. June 17 at the Sahara West Library, 9600 W. Sahara Ave., and June 19 at Rainbow Library, 3150 N. Buffalo Drive. 

Three classic tales are planned: “The Three Little Pigs,” “The Tortoise and the Hare” and “The Ugly Duckling.”
Nannies & Housekeepers USA plans to present Story Time at Tivoli Village, 440 S. Rampart Blvd., at 11 a.m. June 19 in Pas De Deux Children’s Couture in The Market LV. Visit

Dive ‘n’ Movies are scheduled at 8 p.m. Fridays through Aug. 22 at Wet ‘n’ Wild Las Vegas, 7055 S. Fort Apache Road. Movies will play at the Red Rock Bay wave pool, which will transform into an outdoor cinema. Guests will be able to view family-friendly films while relaxing on inflatable tubes, available to rent, or on lounge chairs, enjoying popcorn and other snacks. Movie times are 8 to 10 p.m., which is when the park closes. “Dr. Seuss’ The Lorax” is scheduled for June 13. For the complete schedule, visit Dates and times are subject to change. Visit or call 702-979-1600.

Screenings of “Little Giants” at 7 p.m. and “Friday Night Lights” are scheduled June 16 at the Boulevard Pool at The Cosmopolitan, 3708 Las Vegas Blvd. South. The first film is set to start at 7 p.m. and the second at 9:30 p.m. Admission is $5 or free for hotel guests. Visit or call 702-698-7000.

“The Magic School Bus Kicks Up A Storm” exhibit is scheduled to visit the Discovery Children’s Museum, 360 Promenade Place, through Sept. 1. In the exhibit, based on the Scholastic Entertainment books and television series, visitors will get to enter Ms. Frizzle’s Classroom, climb aboard the bus and visit the Walkerville Weather Center. Visitors can explore the water cycle and its relation to weather and how influences from air, heat, water and land combine to create weather.


In Chic Events: You're Invited to the World's Largest Swimming Lesson at Wet'n'Wild Las Vegas

Wet‘n’Wild Las Vegas has been selected as the official Las Vegas host site for The World’s Largest Swimming Lesson™ (WLSL)  and needs help from local Nevadans to achieve the record.

The Dish: 100 local children are required for instruction on Friday, June 20, when thousands of kids and adults at aquatic facilities around the world will unite for the 5th year in a row to set a new Guinness World Record™. The event serves to bring awareness to the importance of learning to swim and water safety tips. The global record attempt will take place at 8 a.m. PST.

How to Sign Up: To participate, children must be accompanied by a parent or guardian. The WLSL covers a 30-minute basic swim lesson which will be held in the Red Rock Bay Wave Pool, without the waves.

To sign up to help set the record, email The deadline to register is Monday, June 16 and is on first come, first served basis. Once the maximum 100 children and 100 parents or guardians is reached, registration will close. Participants will be able to enjoy the water park’s more than 25 slides and attractions after the lesson, and will receive a certificate of participation in the event.

To learn more about the 2014 WLSL, visit


Disney's Maleficent Is Kid Friendly After All..... Who Knew?

Angelina Jolie never made bad look so good.  In the Disney fairy tale universe, stories like Sleepy Beauty have always been told with clear cut heroes and villians.  

Maleficent is not so black and white in its character delvelopment...which is quite refreshing actually.  Only an actress with the subtle comedic nuances, coupled with rich dramatic depths possessed by Jolie, could so effortlessly pull off the role of the sympethetic villan who experiences a Dickens like Scrooge change of heart even before the film's end.  

Maleficent also features Jolie's own daughter Vivianne as young Princess Aurora, who was casted in the brief role primarily because she was the only child who could bare to see Jolie in full Maleficent regalia (horns and all).

Disney's Maleficent is a must see for all ages.  

My only critique is with Disney's choice to go with a traller that was much darker than the movie itself.  While I woildnt recommend the film for childrem under the ages of 6, my 9 year old son (soon to be 10 in two weeks) absolutely loved Maleficent and felt most kids in his age range would as well.  Tres Chic Style gives Maleficent 4 out 5 stars and believes that Jolie may very well have Oscar gold in her fairy tale future...for playing Disney's most unlikely heroine ever.


In Chic Vegas News: Cowabunga Bay Opens May 24, 2014

Cowabunga Bay Opens May 24, 2014


Park Description

Cowabunga Bay takes its design and inspiration from the fun and whimsical surf and beach scene of the 1950’s and 60’s. The park will be divided up into three surf themed areas:

“Aloha Shores” captures the easy-breezy attitude of the Hawaiian Islands as well as the thrilling beach scene. Cowabunga Kids Cove is an area built especially for our younger guests full of exciting water features, pools and water slides.  Beach Blanket Bingo is the perfect family adventure, 4 guests can ride the twist, turns and drops of this giant water slide.  Next up is a Cowabunga Bay original.  The "Wild Surf" is a slide designed exclusively for our park and will feature a 4-person raft that will speed up and down the course of a giant man-made wave. 

“Surf City U.S.A.” Frankie, Annette, Gidget and the rest of the gang invite you to hang loose in this sunny-seaside surf town.  It's all the fun and adventure you would expect from the 1960’s beach scene.  It’s also home to two of Cowabunga Bay’s largest attractions.  Set inside the Surf-a-Rama Drive In is our 35,000 square foot wave pool. Challenge your friends to a 6-lane, downhill-uphill race on Surfin' USA and opening in 2014, “Cowabunga Splash." A giant six-story water playground with hundreds of interactive water toys, water slides and two giant tipping buckets that will create the World’s Biggest Splash!

“Boardwalk Beach” rounds out the three parks distinct areas of the park and is home to "Cowabunga River" a 1,200 foot long surfing-safri lazy river, the relaxing "Boardwalk Bay" and a unique collection of water slides including the 75' tall "Zuma-ZOOMa"  a thrilling, high-speed launched, horizontal looping water slide.

All together Cowabunga Bay will feature more than 25 water slides and attractions. Delicious food items such as Pizza, Burgers, Sandwiches and Wraps will be featured in two park restaurants.  VIP Cabanas will be available to those who wish have their own shaded space along with a friendly Cowabunga Bay server to take care of their every needs.

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Muppets Most Wanted - Game Day Extended TV Spot

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Muppets Most Wanted Synopsis: 

Disney’s “Muppets Most Wanted” takes the entire Muppets gang on a global tour, selling out grand theaters in some of Europe’s most exciting destinations, including Berlin, Madrid, Dublin and London. But mayhem follows the Muppets overseas, as they find themselves unwittingly entangled in an international crime caper headed by Constantine—the World’s Number One Criminal and a dead ringer for Kermit the Frog—and his dastardly sidekick Dominic, aka Number Two, portrayed by Ricky Gervais. The film stars Tina Fey as Nadya, a feisty prison guard, and Ty Burrell as Interpol agent Jean Pierre Napoleon.


Disney’s “Muppets Most Wanted” is directed by James Bobin and produced by David Hoberman and Todd Lieberman. Bobin wrote the screenplay with Nicholas Stoller, who is also executive producer with John G. Scotti. Featuring music from Academy Award®-winning songwriter Bret McKenzie, “Muppets Most Wanted” hits the big screen March 21, 2014.


Starring Ricky Gervais, Ty Burrell and Tina Fey, Disney’s “Muppets Most Wanted” takes the entire Muppets gang on a global tour where they find themselves unwittingly entangled in an international crime caper.

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Vegas Holiday Fun For The Kids

Holiday Lights


Downtown Las Vegas kicks off the holiday season with the annual Grand Menorah Lighting Ceremony on Nov. 27 at 4 p.m. The Grand Menorah will be lit by Mayor Carolyn G. Goodman and on display through the holiday season at the Fremont Street Experience. Mayor Goodman will also help Santa Claus light Las Vegas' official Christmas tree on Dec. 11 at 5 p.m. The 50-foot tree will be decked out and shine brightly below the 12.5 million lights of the Viva Vision


Bellagio Resort & Casino will unveil its winter display Dec. 6 at Bellagio's Conservatory & Botanical Gardens. Guests can stroll the winter wonderland that's filled with more than 32,000 fresh poinsettias. The centerpiece is Las Vegas' largest indoor holiday tree standing at 45-feet tall and weighing 8,000 pounds. Also on display is an eight-foot reindeer crafted of chocolate and a life-size candy house.


For the first time, the Neon Museum will be illuminated with lights this holiday season, beginning Nov. 30, through Dec. 31.


The Ethel M Holiday Cactus Garden is open for the season through Jan. 1. The garden is lit nightly from 5 to 10 p.m. and admission to this desert spectacle is free. Guests are also invited to peek in on the Ethel M Chocolate factory which is in full swing for the holiday season.


The Las Vegas Motor Speedway hosts Glittering Lights, Nov. 15 through Jan 5. And will feature more than 400 animated, LED lights along the 2.5-mile racetrack. The displays light up nightly at 5:30 p.m.


Sam's Town Hotel and Gambling Hall flips the switch on its Mystic Falls Park Light and Water Show on Nov. 27 at 4:30 p.m. This winter wonderland experience also includes a 15-minute laser light show starting nightly at 5 p.m. Cowboy Santa also makes an appearance Thursday-Sunday from Nov. 29 to Dec. 23. Underwater Santa will also take a plunge in the resort's 117,000 gallon aquarium. He'll pose for pictures from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. every weekend in December, leading up to Christmas.


Santa pulls out his naughty and nice lists when he stops by Fashion Show Mall on Nov. 21 at 10 a.m. Located on the main level near Macy's Men's store, Santa will take toy requests through Dec. 24. Proud pet owners and their furry, four-legged friends can pose with Santa on Monday nights through Christmas Eve.


Mandalay Bay's Shark Reef Aquarium also gets a special visit from jolly Old Saint Nicholas. Guests can share their last-minute holiday wishes with Santa in the aquarium's shipwreck exhibit from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. every Saturday and Sunday from Dec. 7 to Dec. 15 and then Dec. 21 through Dec. 24. 


Winter Wonderland Activities & Entertainment  


Lace up your ice skates, The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas transforms the iconic Boulevard Pool into an Ice Rink on Nov. 22. This year it features an expanded skating area along with new cocktail and culinary offerings. The Ice Rink opens at 3 p.m. during the week and noon on weekends and will entertain guests through Jan. 5.


Get into the holiday spirit while building your own Gingerbread house. Wynn Las Vegas' pastry chefs will help guests create their own gingerbread design adorned with delicious confections on Dec. 7 at 2 p.m. Or toast to the season with The Twelve Cocktails of Christmas starting Dec. 9 through Dec. 24 (weekdays only). Wynn Las Vegas guests will also receive take-away recipe cards to recreate the cocktails at home.


The Venetian and The Palazzo Las Vegas are home to the third-annual Winter in Venice celebration, running Nov. 18 through Jan. 5. The memorable Italian-inspired experience includes an enchanting parade, whimsical tree-lighting ceremony, 3-D light projection show and the return of the picturesque skating rink above The Venetian's romantic outdoor Grand Canal. Winter in Venice will also host Celtic Woman: Home for Christmas - The Symphony Tour, at 8 p.m. on Nov. 22-23 and Nov. 27-28. Other festivities include two culinary events featuring celebrity chefs. The La Cucina Italiana Food & Wine Festival takes place from Dec. 5-8 and showcases Chef Mario Batali and Wolfgang Puck. Attendees will enjoy intimate dinners, family-style feasts along with other food events. Culinary Clash Weekend, with Chef Emeril Lagasse takes place Dec. 13-14 as fans watch resort chefs compete to win the second Culinary Clash Master Chef Competition.


Snag dessert and keep an eye out for the Grinch! He's overlooking Jean Philippe Patisserie at Bellagio. His once-empty heart is now filled with goodness -- not to mention 50 pounds of chocolate and 112 pounds of sugar-rolling fondant, an icing-like decoration. 


Chic Calendar Alert: The Vegas Weekend Guide of Family Fun Events

Barnes & Noble Presents.... The Elf on the Shelf Storytime and Find-the-Elf Game

Join Barnes & Noble to listen to the story of The Elf on the Shelf and then help us them to find the elf in the Children's Department. Enter to win an elf of your own! They'll have candy canes and cookies. 
Friday November 22, 2013 7:00 PM

Barnes & Noble North West
Rainbow Promenade, 2191 N Rainbow Blvd., Las Vegas, NV 89108,702-631-1775

Singer/Songwriter and Author Annie Meadows Reads from The Lonely Little Rabbit: A Christmas Story

Annie Meadows will discuss her first book in a series, The Lonely Little Rabbit: A Christmas Story. She is called the modern day Beatrix Potter as she creates morally rich books for children and those who choose to remain young at heart.
Friday November 22, 2013 12:00 PM

Barnes & Noble Henderson
567 North Stephanie, Henderson, NV 89014, 702-434-1533