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reviewed The Little Mermaid. December 09, 2013
posted in Movie Hype
The Little Mermaid (movie)
Okay, here are things that everyone knows: Disney has the world's strongest animation canon. One day, they might end up relinquishing it to Pixar, but Disney comes packed with so much history and longevity …
reviewed Shrek the Halls. December 07, 2013
posted in Pass The Remote!
Shrek the Halls
This Christmas special takes place after the events of SHREK THE THIRD. Shrek and Fiona are happily raising their babies, but Donkey keeps bugging Shrek about getting ready for Christmas. Shrek has never …
reviewed Despicable Me. March 14, 2013
posted in Movie Hype
Despicable Me
You sort of have to pull for Despicable Me regardless of whether or not you actually enjoyed the film. Why? Well because Illumination Entertainment, the company responsible for this work, did the impossible …
reviewed The Wonderful Wizard of Oz. July 08, 2012
The Wonderful Wizard of Oz
Like most Americans who were raised between the late 1960s-the early 1990s, I looked forward to the annual event of watching THE WIZARD OF OZ on broadcast television. Every year it was shown and it was …
reviewed The Easter Experience. July 08, 2012
posted in The Family Room
The Easter Experience
Produced by City on a Hill Productions, THE EASTER EXPERIENCE is a series of six twenty-plus minute videos about the Passion, Crucifixion, and Resurrection of Jesus. There are actually three DVDs included, …
reviewed Beauty and the Beast (1991 movie). January 14, 2012
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Beauty and the Beast (1991 movie)
BEAUTY AND THE BEAST 3D Written by Linda Woolverton Directed by Gary Trousdale and Kirk Wise Voices by Paige O’Hara, Robby Benson, Jerry Orbach and Angela Lansbury   Mrs. Potts: Tale …
reviewed Kid Galaxy Ratchet Racer Drag Strip. November 21, 2011
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Kid Galaxy Ratchet Racer Drag Strip
I was a bit leery when I ordered the Kid Galaxy Ratchet Racer Drag Strip. It is geared towards the 3+ crowd, and my kids are 7 and 11. I'm happy to say my fears were unfounded though. Even I lost …
reviewed Cars (2006). August 31, 2011
posted in Movie Hype
Cars (Widescreen Edition) (2006)
   I don’t know about you but when I think of Pixar’s “classics” rarely is Cars the first to come to mind.  The Toy Story(s) perhaps, Monsters Inc. maybe, even …
reviewed Where the Wild Things Are (movie). June 26, 2011
posted in Movie Hype
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***1/2 out of ****     Spike Jonze is a whacky guy, with the sort of charm that only a whacky guy can possibly have. Whether the man has made great films or not doesn't matter. What …
reviewed Despicable Me. June 04, 2011
posted in Movie Hype
Despicable Me
**1/2 out of ****     "Despicable Me" is an animated feature in which weapons pop out within several seconds, little orphan girls are made somewhat cute, and evil minions are nothing …
reviewed Lots and Lots of FireTrucks, Vol. 1. May 31, 2011
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Lots and Lots of FireTrucks, Vol. 1
LOTS & LOTS OF FIRETRUCKS, VOL. 1 is somewhat similar to the DVD, LOTS & LOTS OF FIRE SONGS AND SAFETY TIPS in that some of the same footage is used in both DVDs as well as a couple of songs. …
reviewed Tangled. May 19, 2011
posted in Movie Hype
Tangled (2010)
PG - 100mins - Animation/Comedy/Family - 28th January 2011 It has been well over 10 years since the Walt Disney Animation Studios branch of Disney has had anything to shout home about as they have struggled …
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That cheese-loving, dim-witted inventor Wallace and his long-suffering, resourceful mutt Gromit made a great transition from 30 minute shorts to an 85 minute feature. The Curse of the Were-Rabbit is one …
reviewed Dreft Ultra Powder 53 oz. or 107 oz.. May 12, 2011
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Dreft Ultra Powder 53 oz. or 107 oz.
Don't let the glossy pink box and faint scent of baby powder fool you. Ultra Dreft packs a punch and really does an exceptional job cleaning soiled clothing. Our whites appear brighter and the clothes …
reviewed Tangled. May 01, 2011
posted in Movie Hype
Tangled (2010)
*** out of ****     Disney has always had a reputation, which is the same for me or anyone else really, that has me wondering what they'll cook up next. They always have something …
reviewed Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows:.... April 21, 2011
posted in Movie Hype
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1
As a general rule, if I think a book is eventually going to be made into a movie, I’ll hold off on reading it until I’ve seen the movie.   How many times have you heard someone come …
reviewed Lots and Lots of FIRE SONGS and SAFET.... April 21, 2011
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Lots and Lots of FIRE SONGS and SAFETY TIPS DVD
This short DVD is basically a series of original songs about fire trucks and fire safety played over a collage of fire trucks, emergency vehicles, and firefighters. The DVD will appeal particularly to …
reviewed Tangled. April 12, 2011
posted in Awesomeness
Tangled (2010)
Much like a Disney bluebird, another $10 flutters away from my wallet, serial numbers flapping while Alexander Hilton stares out at me coldly. Tangled is a triple-threat to my attention span, simultaneously …
reviewed Tangled. April 10, 2011
posted in Movie Hype
Tangled (2010)
   Long-time readers (sufferers as the case may be) of my critical efforts may have noticed a certain pattern whereby I locate, for purpose of review, animated feature films so obscure that …
reviewed Up. April 05, 2011
posted in Movie Hype
Up
Carl Fredrickson (Edward Asner) is an adventurous, young boy, who meets a girl named Ellie who shares his same passion. Once they are older they fall in love, and get married. They had once planned to …
reviewed How to Train Your Dragon. April 04, 2011
posted in Movie Hype
HOW TO TRAIN YOUR DRAGON
  Hiccup (Jay Baruchel) is a young boy living on an island with the great vikings. He explains in the beginning that it is a very old land, but with new houses. This is because their houses are …
reviewed Fantastic Mr. Fox (movie). March 31, 2011
posted in Movie Hype
Movie: Fantastic Mr. Fox
  Fantastic Mr. Fox is the crazy story of Mr. Fox (George Clooney) and his many wild adventures. Back in the old days he and his wife, Mrs. Fox (Meryl Streep) would steal birds for a living, and …
reviewed Coraline (film). March 26, 2011
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Coraline (movie)
   Yes, yes; I know there is a BOOK called Coraline that was the basis of this film.      I have more time to watch a movie than to sit and read, sue me.      …
reviewed US Games Fun-Air Scoop and Ball. March 25, 2011
posted in The Family Room
US Games Fun-Air Scoop and Ball
   Now that we've had the time change and the weather is nice, I've been spending time outside with my kids when returning home from work. We do a variety of activities, but what seems …
reviewed How to Train Your Dragon. March 25, 2011
posted in Movie Hype
HOW TO TRAIN YOUR DRAGON
   We always seem to go through phases when it comes to popular genres and topics of entertainment.  We have the year of 3D (which I'm still debating as to whether I should actually …
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