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Friday Night Movies

Friday, July 20th, 2012

I was going to write about The Dark Knight Rises today, but in light of this morning’s tragedy, the Goodybloggers just want to say that our hearts go out to the families in Aurora, Colorado. Parents‘ Health Director Kara Corridan will be on CBS This Morning tomorrow to discuss how to talk to children about such events. Tune in if you’re looking for advice on this tough subject.

 

This Week’s DVD Goodies:

Chloe’s Closet: Super Best Friends

Scooby-Doo: Laff-A-Lympics, Spooky Games

Timmy Time: Happy Birthday Timmy

Wiggles: Big Birthday

 

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

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Friday Night Movies (Last-Minute Shopping Edition)

Friday, December 23rd, 2011

This Week’s TV-Announcement Goody:

Disney announced this week that they will introduce a new princess in a TV movie geared for preschoolers. Debuting Fall 2012, Sofia the First centers on a little girl who becomes a princess when her mom marries a king. Check out a pic of the first preschool princess-in-waiting.

 

This Week’s DVD Goodies:

Awesome Pawsome: The Next Generation

Kung Fu Panda 2 / Secrets of the Masters (Double Feature)

Switched at Birth: Volume One

Treasure Train

The Holiday-Party-Backdrop Pick:

MoMA 50 Masterworks From The Collection

 

The Holiday-Party-Impromptu-Karaoke Pick:

 

The Put-Your-Kids-To-Bed-Before-Santa-Comes Pick:

Rise of the Planet of the Apes

 

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Black Friday Night Movies

Friday, November 25th, 2011

This Week’s Big-Screen Goody:

The Muppets “Mahna Mahna” their way back into theaters in one of the best family films of the year. Seeing the chickens do their rendition of Cee Lo’s “Forget You” is worth the price of admission alone. Check out another one of my favorite performances from the film:

 

 

This Week’s DVD Goodies:

The Adventures Of Tintin: Season One

Beauty and the Beast: Belle’s Magical World

Ice Age: A Mammoth Christmas Special

Prep and Landing

Spy Kids 4: All The Time In The World

Timmy Time: Go Kart Timmy

 

This Week’s Instant Cult Classic:

 

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

Conan the Barbarian

 

 

 

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Friday Night Movies

Friday, October 28th, 2011

This Week’s Big-Screen Goody:

The cat’s out of the bag in theaters this weekend as the Shrek sidekick gets his own animated feature, Puss in Boots (Rated PG). The new adventure takes place before the charming kitty meets the grumpy ogre. Check out a toe-tapping clip from the movie that’s set to Lady Gaga’s song, “Americano.”

 

 

This Week’s DVD Goodies:

Franklin: Franklin’s Christmas Gift

Marvel The Avengers: Earth’s Mightiest Heroes, Vol. 3

Marvel The Avengers: Earth’s Mightiest Heroes, Vol. 4

The Wiggles: It’s Always Christmas With You!

Winnie the Pooh

Young Justice: Season One, Vol. 2

 

This Week’s Halloween Costume Pick:

Captain America: The First Avenger

 

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

 

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Friday Night Movies

Friday, October 21st, 2011

This Week’s Halloween Goody:

Just in time for All Hallow’s Eve, Willy Wonka & Chocolate Factory (Three-Disc 40th Anniversary Collector’s Edition) is coming out. I know what you’re thinking: Wait, Willy Wonka isn’t a Halloween movie. And you’d be correct. But the first time I saw this movie–at 4 or 5–I was frightened. The young me was pretty sure that I’d also fall into the chocolate river (I knew I was a klutz even back then), and forget about the Oompa-Loompas. Terrifying. Now I love the movie and can appreciate the dark side of the candy paradise. But this got me thinking about what’s scary when you’re little. So we want to know which scary or slightly spooky movies creeped you out when you were a child. Tell us in the comments section below.

 

This Week’s DVD Goodies:

CatDog: Season One, Part One

Dr. Seuss’s Holiday on the Loose

Giving Thanks

Happiness Is Peanuts: Snow Days

Peanuts Holiday Collection

The Pigeon Finds a Hot Dog

Shaun the Sheep: We Wish Ewe a Merry Christmas

Star Wars: The Clone Wars: The Complete Season Three

Thundercats: Season 1, Book 1

Veggie Tales: Bob Lends a Helping Hand

 

This Week’s Halloween-Costume Inspiration Pick:

Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides

 

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

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Friday Night Movies

Friday, September 30th, 2011

This Week’s Trailer Goody:

Steven Spielberg has teamed up with The Lord of the Rings director Peter Jackson to bring The Adventures of Tintin to the big screen this December. Check out the trailer for the classic-comic-turned 3D family film by clicking on the vid below.

 

This Week’s DVD Goodies:

Hit Favorites: Halloween Spooktacular

Looney Tunes Show: Season 1, Vol. 1

Scared Shrekless / Monsters Vs Pumpkins Halloween (DreamWorks Double Pack)

Scooby Doo Mystery Incorporated: Season 1 Vol. 3

Shalom Sesame: Adventures in Israel

ZhuZhu Pets: Quest for Zhu

 

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

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Friday Night Movies

Friday, September 23rd, 2011

This Week’s Big-Screen Goody:

Based on the inspiring real-life story of a dolphin that loses its tail, the live-action Dolphin Tale (Rated PG) is the kind of young kid/animal buddy film that most of us grew up watching. Check out the trailer below.

 

 

This Week’s DVD Goodies:

Chrysanthemum (Scholastic Treasures)

Dem Bones (Scholastic Treasures)

Dumbo (70th Anniversary Edition)

Families of Germany (Families of the World)

Families of Philippines (Families of the World)

Rugrats: Halloween

Timmy Time: Hide & Seek

Spongebob’s Runaway Roadtrip


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

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Parents Poll: Best Family Movies of 2011

Friday, September 2nd, 2011

We’ve interrupted our regularly scheduled “Friday Night Movies” column to bring you our First Annual Readers’ Movie Poll. Now that Labor Day is upon us and the summer blockbuster season is sadly coming to a close, we want to know which family-friendly movies and DVDs have become your favorites of the year (so far). Vote in the poll below. Don’t see your pick for best movie or DVD? Add it in the comments section below! We’d love for your family to weigh in!

P.S. While they’re not out yet, a few classics that we’re excited for are re-releasing on DVD and Blu-ray this fall. If you think Dumbo (70th Anniversary Edition), The Lion King (3D), or Willy Wonka & Chocolate Factory (40th Anniversary Edition) still has what it takes to blow away the new guys, feel free to make one of them your top pick in the comments. Happy voting!

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