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