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Friday, November 2nd, 2012

This Week’s Big-Screen Goody:

Between Sandy and the election, it’s a great weekend to escape to the movies. And Wreck-It Ralph is here to help. The PG-rated film is a win-win: Kids will love the animated adventure set in video-game worlds; parents will get a kick out of walking down memory lane with ’80s and ’90s characters from Super Mario Bros., Pac-Man, and even Q*bert. Speaking of, check out this cute clip from the film.

 

 

This Week’s DVD Goodies:

The Cat in the Hat Knows a Lot About Christmas!

The Complete Fractured Fairy Tales

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Friday Night Movies

Friday, October 19th, 2012

This Week’s Big-Screen Goody:

DreamWorks released the first-look trailer for its big 2013 animated adventure, The Croods, which hits theaters in spring. The first part is a bit reminiscent of Brave, but then it takes an interesting turn. Check out the vid below, and let us know what you think.

 

 

This Week’s DVD Goodies:

Jake & The Never Land Pirates: Jake Saves Bucky

Pete’s Dragon: 35th Anniversary Edition [Blu-ray]

Pound Puppies: Super Secret Pup Club

Power Rangers Samurai: Christmas Together, Friends Forever

VeggieTales: The League of Incredible Vegetables

 

The Put-Your-Kids-To-Bed-First Pick of the Week:

Moonrise Kingdom

 

 

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Friday, October 12th, 2012

This Week’s Anniversary Goody:

Today’s blog is brought to you by the letters E and T. Actually, this entire column is kind of brought to you by the Spielberg classic. It was the first film I saw on the big screen and the last time my whole family went to the movies together. Stuff memories—and fan —are made of. I still remember being wowed by the movie as a wee tot, kicking off my lifelong film geekdom. So 30 years later, a big shout-out to the movie that started it all. Pick up E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial Anniversary Edition, and phone home with your family.

 

This Week’s DVD Goodies:

Arthur: Arthur’s Perfect Christmas

Care Bears: The Original Series Collection

A Cat in Paris

Fireman Sam: Holiday Heroes

The Great Mouse Detective (Two-Disc Special Edition)

Happiness Is Peanuts: Go Snoopy Go

Monster High: Ghouls Rule

Play with Me Sesame: Imagine with Me

Praise Baby: Forever Reign

Scholastic Collection: The Curious Garden

Scholastic Collection: Robot Zot

Scholastic Collection: Too Many Toys

Scooby-Doo: Big Top Scooby-Doo

Thomas & Friends: A Very Thomas Christmas

 

The Put-Your-Kids-To-Bed-First Pick of the Week:

Prometheus

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Friday Night Movies

Friday, October 5th, 2012

This Week’s Big-Screen Goody:

Halloween is right around the corner, and you know what that means: Lots of candy, costumes (I called Fired Big Bird!), and scary movies. This year is all about PG creature features for kids, from last month’s ParaNorman to last week’s Hotel Transylvania.  Now Frankenweenie is creeping into theaters. Check out the trailer below. It’s alive!

 

 

This Week’s DVD Goodies:

Adventure Time: Jake Vs Me-Mow 3

Avengers: Earth’s Mightiest Heroes 5

Batman Super Villains: Killer Croc

Cinderella (Diamond Edition)

Dinosaur Train: Dinosaurs A to Z

Dora the Explorer: Dora’s Royal Rescue

Iron Man: Armored Adventures Season 2, Vol. 2

Martha & Friends: Holiday Collection

Thundercats Season 1, Book 3

Tom & Jerry Robin Hood & His Merry Mouse

Vampire Dog

VeggieTales: The Ultimate Christmas Collection

 

The Look-Who’s-On-Blu-Ray-Now Pick of the Week:

Annie

Princess Bride: 25th Anniversary Edition

 

The Put-Your-Kids-To-Bed-First Pick of the Week:

People Like Us

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Friday, September 21st, 2012

This Week’s Big-Screen Goody:

Attention all fantasy geeks, big and small! The new trailer for The Hobbit was released this week. The film doesn’t hit theaters until December 14, so until then, we have to settle for teasers. Check this precious clip out below.

 

 

This Week’s DVD Goodies:

3 2 1 Penguins: Complete Season One

Barney: Most Loveable Moments

Beverly Hills Chihuahua 3

Horton Hears a Who (Classic Edition)

Kaboom: Halloween Spooktakular

The Lorax (Classic Edition)

Marvel Animated Features: 8-Film Complete Collection

The Tale of Mr. Jeremy Fisher / The Tale of Peter Rabbit, Told by Meryl Streep

Thomas & Friends: Blue Mountain Mystery the Movie

The Ugly Duckling, Told by Cher

VeggieTales: Little Ones Can Do Big Things Too

Wow! Wow! Wubbzy!: The Best of Wubbzy, Vol. 1

 

The Look-Who’s-On-Blu-Ray-Now Pick of the Week:

Indiana Jones: The Complete Adventures [Blu-ray]

 

The Put-Your-Kids-To-Bed-First Pick of the Week:

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Friday, September 14th, 2012

This Week’s Big-Screen Goody:

Nemo has to be found all over again. Poor fish. But this time, it’s in 3-D. That’s right! Finding Nemo is back in theaters this weekend in all three dimensions. Disney will also be releasing Monsters, Inc. in 3-D before the end of the year, continuing its winning formula. I’m still not sold on this whole 3-D thing, but I do have to admit that it’s nice to see some of the classics on the big screen again. What do you think? Vote in our poll below (sorry, it’s only in 2-D).

 

 

This Week’s DVD Goodies:

Aaahh!!! Real Monsters: Season Three

Awesome Adventures: Thrills & Chills, Vol. 3

Barbie: The Princess & The Popstar

 

The Put-Your-Kids-To-Bed-First Pick of the Week:

Terra Nova

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Friday Night Movies

Thursday, September 6th, 2012

This Week’s Big-Screen Goody:

Now that the kiddos are back in school, it’s officially the end of the summer blockbuster season in theaters. We want to know which big animated film topped your family’s list. Vote in our poll, or add a comment below.

 

 

This Week’s DVD Goodies:

The Adventures Of Chuck And Friends: Monster Rally

Alvin and The Chipmunks: Halloween Collection

Bob the Builder: Ultimate Can-Do Crew Collection

Danny Phantom: Season Two, Part 2

Dinosaur Train: Big Big Big

Mad Monster Party (Combo Pack)

The Magic School Bus: Creepy Crawly Fun

Nickelodeon Double Feature: Big Time Movie + Rags

Ninja Turtles: The Next Mutation, Vol.1

The Pirates! Band of Misfits

R.L. Stine’s The Haunting Hour: The Series, Vol.1

R.L. Stine’s The Haunting Hour: The Series, Vol.2

Shrek’s Thrilling Tales

Spongebob Squarepants: Ghouls Fools

The Put-Your-Kids-To-Bed-First Pick of the Week:

Titanic (3D Edition)

 

 

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Friday Night Movies

Friday, August 24th, 2012

This Week’s Big-Screen Goody:

I finally made it to a screening of ParaNorman (rated PG) this week. Ever since seeing The Last Unicorn and Labyrinth as a kid, I’ve loved the slightly dark and supernatural children’s movies. This movie kicks up the childhood spookiness a notch with a full on (and trendy) zombie invasion. Luckily, Norman can communicate with ghosts and ghouls. If your kid was creeped out by Coraline, this movie will definitely be a little too much. Check out the trailer below:

 

 

This Week’s DVD Goodies:

Adventure Time: It Came From the Nightosphere

Adventure Time: My Two Favorite People

The Adventures Of Tintin: Season Three

Angelina Ballerina: Dreams Do Come True

The Aristocats: Two-Disc Blu-ray/DVD Special Edition

Ben 10: Season 4

Disneynature: Chimpanzee

Doc McStuffins: Friendship Is The Best Medicine

Flintstones: The Complete First Season

Lady and the Tramp 2: Scamps Adventure

Mighty Morphin Power Rangers: Season 1, Vol.1

Pocahontas Two-Movie Special Edition

The Rescuers: 35th Anniversary Edition

The Smurfs: Season 1 , Vol. 1

The Tigger Movie: Bounce-A-Rrrific Special Edition

Tiny Toon Adventures: How I Spent My Vacation

Tom & Jerry Tales: Season 1

WordWorld: To the Rescue

 

The Put-Your-Kids-To-Bed-First Pick of the Week:

Revenge: The Complete First Season

 

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