Wednesday, March 18, 2015

Russell Madness Family Movie Night - #RussellInsiders

Get ready to “Russell!” Fandango, the nation’s leading moviegoer destination, and Air Bud Entertainment are proud to announce an all-new movie from the creators of the beloved ‘Air Bud’ and ‘Buddies’ franchise -- RUSSELL MADNESS. The film debuted in theatres February 21, 2015 as part of the Fandango Family Screening Series, and on home entertainment in Spring 2015 from Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment.  The hilarious, all-new family adventure is the first feature film from newly-launched Air Bud Entertainment, the creative force behind the #1 live-action, direct-to-video movies in the family category. The exciting action-packed adventure introduces ‘Russell,’ an adorable TALKING Jack Russell Terrier who accidentally becomes a professional wrestling superstar, on the way to discovering the true power…of family. The official RUSSELL MADNESS movie trailer can be viewed at:
Ice cream and a movie
We recently had a small family movie night with a couple of my kids and some of my great-nieces to view Russell Madness.  Watching the film while eating ice cream gave us the opportunity to spend some quality time together and watch a great new release.
A talking dog, a talking monkey, and slapstick comedy kept us captivated while watching Russell Madness.  The story tells of a dog named Russell who is taken in by a family after he escapes a pet store.  This particular family, the Ferraros, are striving to revive a pro wrestling arena.  They learn that Russell has wrestling talent and the dog becomes a big sensation.  He takes on wrestlers of the human kind while being coached by a monkey.  Strife ensues when a promoter tries to claim the dog as his.  The family fights to keep Russell in their family.
The film is predictable and some of the scenes are campy but, overall, Russell Madness is an enjoyable film that kids will probably get a kick out of.  Viewers will root for Russell as he wrestles his opponents, and the heartfelt theme that family bonds matter will leave you feeling warm and fuzzy.
Madelyn, Jaucelyn, and Faythe were quite enamored with the movie.
Have you watched Russell Madness yet?  What's your favorite film featuring animals?
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