Are You Ready For Something Nutty? #TheNutJob is Coming! Plus a chance to win a $50 AMC Gift Card

Something big and fun and awesome is headed our way this January. What is it?? It’s The Nut Job movie! This action-packed comedy is just what you and your family are looking for: an exciting, laugh-out-loud animated adventure that the kids – and the kids at heart — would surely love.

The Nut Job movie chronicles the story of Surly (voiced by comedian Will Arnett), a mischievous and independent squirrel who was banished from his park and forced to survive in the big city with his rat friend Buddy. As luck would have it, they stumble into what could be the answer to their troubles: a nut store! Maury’s Nut Store might be just what they need to survive winter. What follows next is a hilarious nut store heist of outrageous proportions that leads them to trouble, mishaps, and loads of adventures.

Big names such as WILL ARNETT, BRENDAN FRASER with LIAM NEESON and KATHERINE HEIGL are supplying their voices to the characters of the film.

Check out this outrageously fun trailer:

The Nut Job movie will be IN THEATERS JANUARY 17.

Personally, I can’t wait to head to the movies when this movie comes out. With my husband and kids of course, it’s going to be something nutty I’m sure!

Speaking of nutty, here’s a recipe of my favorite super nutty healthy trail mix that me and my kids absolutely love for movie night!

You’ll need:

2 cups low-sugar, whole-grain cereal1 cup raisins
1 cup dried fruit, like cranberries, apricots, apples, or papaya
1 cup nuts, like walnuts, almonds, or pistachios
1 cup sunflower seeds or pumpkin seeds (pepitas)
1 cup dark chocolate chips ( or mini M&M’s)

What to do:

Add everything. There are no applicable ratios or set measurements whatsoever. This is about as unscientific as it goes.

Mix again. Properly this time.
Share with family.

So how about you? Do you have a favorite healthy trail mix? Don’t forget to comment below. Also, mark your calendars as early as now and get the whole brood ready for some quality bonding time at the theaters. I know I surely will!

Check the official site for more info about the movie:
You can also like their official page in Facebook:

…and follow the movie updates in Twitter as well:

See you in theaters on January 17!


One lucky reader Cocktails with Mom will win a $50 AMC Gift card to see #TheNutJob Movie. Simple use the form below to enter. Open to US only. Must be 18+ to enter. Giveaway closes on January 19, 2014 at 11:59 pm CST. Only one person per household/IP address may enter.Good luck!

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  1. Elena says:

    I am excited to see it because it looks like a fun movie

  2. debbie says:

    I like the actors in it, and it looks funny.

  3. Mary Happymommy says:

    I’m excited to see it because it looks funny and Brendan Fraser is one of the voices.

  4. Kelly D says:

    I would like to see the animals work together to try to get into the nut shop, it looks cute.

  5. Sue says:

    I’d like to see it – because I love animated movies and my daughter does too

  6. rod jackson says:

    Love the actors and the part about the peanut brittle.

  7. Samantha C. says:

    My kids love squirrels and they would love this!

  8. Jessie C. says:

    I’m excited to see this movie because I love animation.

  9. Amanda Starr says:

    The characters all seems funny and cute, looks like a good family movie.

  10. Kimberly Schotz says:

    Great actors, fun animation and a adorable pug. My daughter will love it.

  11. joanne major says:

    My grand kds will love this. it looks funny. we named all the squirrels around here and the grand kids love them. this movie is funny with animals we will love it

  12. Stephanie Ann says:

    I’m excited to see the movie because it looks really funny!

  13. Kim Henrichs says:

    Excited because I love Will Arnett! The “crew” looks hilarious.

  14. Vicki Wurgler says:

    my grandkids would love that they are trying to break into the nut store

  15. Danielle F. says:

    I like the part where the dog finds his tail the best.

  16. Amanda Sakovitz says:

    I think this looks really cute and different so id love to see it!

  17. Tabathia B says:

    Because of the squirrels no mistake plan which is full of mistakes

  18. Thomas Murphy says:

    I want to see the movie because it looks really funny.

  19. kim burnett says:

    My kids would love this I can hear them laughing now!

  20. Erica Best says:

    i think i would enjoy watching this with my nephew

  21. Jasanna Czellar says:

    I love funny movies…and we have some pretty funny squirrels around here…it would be so perfect to watch!

  22. Amy Orvin says:

    I am excited to watch all the critters run around trying to find nuts.

  23. Ellie W says:

    My boys are excited, so that makes me excited. I love the pug puppy in the trailer.

  24. Tabathia B says:

    I like that part when they try to come up with a plan to break into the store and the dog wants to be in on the plan

  25. tammy shelton says:

    I’m excited to see it to see which one of my grands giggles the loudest.

  26. kelley wood says:

    I love to see funny movies they are my favorite this is why I want to go see it!

  27. Cynthia R says:

    I think it looks like a fun movie, a plot can’t get any funnier/nuttier than a bunch of critters going after what drives them crazy- nuts

  28. Julie says:

    I am excited to see the movie because it looks like it will be funny, I love the actors doing the voices and I think my son would love it! Julie

  29. maleficent m says:

    this movie looks really funny plus it has will arnett in it

  30. Wild Orchid says:

    I am excited to see this movie because it is something that my little boy and I can have fun watching together.

    Thanks for the chance to win!
    wildorchid985 AT gmail DOT com

  31. Maureen says:

    I am excited to see this movie because my three kids love animated movies! This movie looks really funny….and I love to hear my children laugh!


  32. Robin Wilson says:

    I cannot wait to see this because it looks so funny, the characters are super cute and I love the voices of them.

  33. Alice says:

    It looks like a fun movie that kids of all ages would enjoy.

  34. Laura J says:

    Oh I would love to take my grandson to see the movie! It looks so funny! I love when they were dancing outside the nut shop!

  35. Sandra VanHoey says:

    I think it would actually be a fun movie that my nephew would like to take his 2 children to see. It looks great

  36. Kenny F says:

    I like the actors in it

  37. Pam Morse says:

    Would love to see this movie, I really like the actors and and looks like a funny movie!

  38. latanya says:

    it looks funny

  39. Jennifer Marie says:

    It looks so cute and I know my kids would love it!

  40. Brian L says:

    It has Will Arnett in it, it will be AMAZING!

  41. mary gardner says:

    This looks like a funny, family friendly movie that I would love to take my children to see!

  42. Amy Z. says:

    I’m excited to see it because it looks funny and I think my daughter would love it!

  43. The characters look super funny! And I love that its a family movie, my 5 year old would love it :) Can’t wait to see it!

  44. Heather Dawn says:

    This looks very cute and funny! I want to go because my boys enjoy animal cartoons, so I know they will love Surly.

  45. laurie says:

    this movie looks like it would be so much fun, we cant wait to see it

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