dvd review Archive


Sponsored: Movie Night Nostalgia: Donkey Kong Country

This movie night post is sponsored by Phase 4 Films. I think I’m loving the approach of my daughter’s third birthday. She’s becoming a better movie watching buddy lately. She’s sitting still longer, happy to munch on popcorn, and can stay relatively quiet throughout the movie. I can’t quite remember the first


Toddler TV: Dora, Blue, Fairies & Witches

Since the changes on Netflix and lots of Rissa’s previously favorite sites being removed, she’s been watching more DVDs. We still aren’t very fond of Amazon Instant and some stuff that was free switched to paid and it’s just not as kid friendly for navigation.  Of course she had found some new


Toddler TV: Sofia the First Review [Video]

We received a copy of Sofia the First: Once Upon a Princess (Amazon) to watch and review, which my daughter was happy to do.  After we watched it about 4 or 5 times, I asked her to talk about it on camera. I’m totally serious.  This movie is short (under one hour) so Rissa


3 Reasons Why You Want to Get Disney Pixar’s BRAVE on Blu-ray

A few months ago I shared 4 reasons why you should go see Brave after I saw it in 3D at the movie theater. Those reasons still hold true, but now I have a few reasons why you should not only SEE it, but OWN it as well. One of those reasons


E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial – A Classic That Makes Me Feel Old

Lately it has been harder for me to ignore the fact that I am indeed “getting old.” So many movie classics from my childhood are coming out with anniversary editions and releasing on Blu-ray lately. I love getting an updated version, but when I think about the original release date compared with


Dora the Explorer: Dora’s Royal Rescue DVD

While I don’t try to push Rissa towards girly things, she seems to gravitate towards princess and ponies on her own.  She also likes less “girly” things too like cars and toy tools, but there is something about princesses she really enjoys.  I thought her favorite Dora the Explore DVD was the


My Little Pony – Friendship Is Magic: Royal Pony Wedding DVD – Not Just for Little Girls Anymore

When My Little Pony – Friendship Is Magic: Royal Pony Wedding (Amazon affiliate link) arrived, I’m not sure who was more excited to watch it – me or Rissa.  I also think that secretly Brian was waiting for it too, but he’ll never admit it.  Seriously, this version of My Little Pony is the best.  Way


This One Time We Met Dr. Seuss’s The Lorax…

While we were in New York City for BlogHer12, we met a fuzzy orange “guy.”  As we walked out of the Expo Hall, we came upon the Lorax.  He was posing for pictures with people and a small crowd had gathered around him.  I was wearing Rissa on my back throughout the


iCarly: The Complete 4th Season DVD Review

iCarly: The Complete 4th Season Release Date: July 10, 2012 Hold your sauce – Freddie and Sam are officially together! You won’t want to miss all the comedic ups-and-downs of this crazy relationship. Also this season, Carly starts dating a super smart guy, Nora returns in a 2-part episode, the crew gets a visit from


Dora the Explorer: Dora’s Rescue in Mermaid Kingdom DVD Review

Dora the Explorer: Dora’s Rescue in Mermaid Kingdom Release date: June 26, 2012 Synopsis:  Dora as she returns to Mermaid Kingdom for an awesome undersea adventure! Plus, rescue Benny from Coconut Island and go on an adventure through a moonlit storybook world!  Mermaid Dora and Sea Monkey Boots need help navigating through the ocean to help their


Team Umizoomi: UmiGames DVD Review

Team Umizoomi: UmiGames Release Date: June 5, 2012 Join Team Umizoomi on four mighty math missions filled with exciting games, including the biggest sports event around – the Umi Games! To win the Super Sports Trophy they have to defeat the robot athletes in each event. Episodes: Umi Games Boardwalk Games Crazy


The Gruffalo DVD Review

The beloved children’s picture book The Gruffalo comes to life on screen for your family to enjoy! While my family is not familiar with the picture book we quickly fell in love with the story. Following a little mouse whose looking for food and finds himself in quite the bind with 3


Bob’s Burgers Season 1 Review

Synopsis: “BOB’S BURGERS” follows a third-generation restaurateur, Bob Belcher who runs Bob’s Burgers with the help of his wife and their three kids. Despite his greasy counters, lousy location and occasionally spotty service, Bob is convinced his burgers speak for themselves. Featuring the voice talents of H. Jon Benjamin (“Archer”) and Kristen Schaal (“Flight of the Concords”), “Bob’s Burgers” is a hilarious


Bubble Guppies Will Keep You Singing! {DVD Review}

Bubble Guppies Release Date: May 1st Bubble Guppies Synopsis: It’s time to LEARN, it’s time to LAUGH, and it’s time to join the Bubble Guppies and their playful pet in their very own fairytale – Bubble Puppy’s Fintastic Fairytale Adventure! In this double-episode Molly and Gil went up a hill to fetch


Fireman Sam: Rescue on the Water DVD Review

My oldest son is almost five and has been a huge fan of firetrucks and firemen ever since he was able to talk. Every year we go to every firehouse we can during Fire Safety Week and it is bigger than Christmas! Imagine how excited I was when I discovered a cartoon


If You Love The Muppets You Need the Wocka Wocka Value Pack!

The Muppets Release Date: March 20, 2012 Rated: PG My synopsis: It’s been years since The Muppet gang has gotten together.  Gary (Jason Segel), Mary (Amy Adams), and Walter head out to Hollywood for a vacation.  Being from Smalltown, USA, Walter has always felt a little out of place, but The Muppet


The Descendants DVD Review

The Descendants Release date: March 13, 2012 on Blu-ray & DVD Synopsis: Nominated for five Academy Awards® and winner for Best Adapted Screenplay, The Descendants, is based on the best-selling novel by Kaui Hart Hemmings and set in Hawaii.  It is a sometimes humorous, sometimes tragic journey for Matt King (George Clooney) an indifferent husband


Looking for a Family Night Movie? You Must See ‘We Bought a Zoo!’

We Bought a Zoo Blu-ray & DVD Release Date: April 3, 2012 Rated: PG Synopsis: Benjamin Mee (Damon) is a Los Angeles newspaper columnist and adventure writer who, as a single father, faces the challenges of raising his two young children.  Hoping that a fresh start and a new life will restore their family spirit, Mee quits his job and


Thomas & Friends The Movie Pack 3-Movie DVD Set Review

Thomas & Friends The Movie Pack Release Date: February 21,2012 While this box set just came out recently, all of the movie’s were previously released.  If you don’t already own them, then this movie pack (3 for under $20) is a good value. Movie Synopsis: HERO OF THE RAILS Follow Thomas as


Bob the Builder: Here to Help DVD Review & Giveaway (US) 3/21

Bob the Builder: Here to Help Release Date: February 21, 2012 Run Time: 55 minutes Build! Help! Build some more!  Bob, Wendy and the Can-Do crew continue to work as a team to get the job done.  The episodes on this DVD take the team through a rescue, a theater repair, building a stage