Family Movie Night with Dino Dan #CouchCritics

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When my mom went to Cleveland on July 1st, she took my girls with her. I was so excited to have a bit of rest, but you know what? I missed my girls SO much, and it figures that they took this week away from me to become so independent. Coco, age 6, told me that she’d call me twice a day, and I warned Lulu, age 8 – and with a new prepaid cell phone, not to use up all of her minutes. How did they react while gone from their mama? I talked to Coco twice, and each time it was for less than 2 … [Read more...]

DVD #review: Dora the Explorer: Dora’s Easter Adventure

DVD: Dora the Explorer: Dora's Easter Adventure Rating: Unrated Release Date: February 14, 2012 List Price: $16.99 Run Time: 66 minutes Studio: Nickelodeon Guest Review My two year old is a big Dora fan, so much that she sings “We did it” several times throughout the day.  Since she is a fan of bunnies as well, I thought this DVD would be one that she would thoroughly enjoy.  However, the title episode was not as enjoyable compared to the other two.  In my opinion, she did … [Read more...]

Review: The Notebook

About The Notebook Format: DVD Rated: PG-13 Behind every great love is a great story. Two teenagers from opposite sides of the tracks fall in love during one summer together, but are tragically forced apart. When they reunite 7 years later, their passionate romance is rekindled, forcing one of them to choose between true love and class order. My Thoughts on The Notebook This was such an emotional movie. I’m a fan of Nicholas Sparks and it’s been years since I read The Notebook . … [Read more...]

Review and Giveaway: Thomas Kinkade’s Christmas Lodge – Ends 11/15/11

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About Christmas Lodge Thomas Kinkade presents Christmas Lodge: a place where a heart-warming past and loving future meet for one remarkable group of people. During a weekend trip to the mountains, Mary (Erin Karpluk) finds herself at the now- dilapidated lodge where she spent the holidays with her family growing up. She becomes determined to restore the building to its former glory. Inspired by her grandfather and guided by her grandmother in heaven, Mary throws herself into the project, and … [Read more...]

Giveaway: The Gruffalo – Ends 09/09

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About The Gruffalo Based on the best-selling children’s book, The Gruffalo is a magical tale of a mouse who takes a stroll through the woods.  Encountering three predators who all wish to eat him, the adorable and confident mouse has to use his wits to survive.  He tells his predators that he is meeting a monster, which scares each of them, but what will mouse do when comes face to face with the terrible product of his imagination? The Gruffalo was just released on DVD for $12.99!  The … [Read more...]

Review: The 5th Quarter DVD – Tragic! Emotional!

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    About The 5th Quarter FROM THE ASHES OF GREAT TRAGEDY CAN COME GREAT ACHIEVEMENT A Triumphant Story of Family, Faith and Football, THE 5TH QUARTER Comes to Blu-ray and DVD August 30 Summary: When a close-knit family is nearly broken by tragedy, hope is restored by their eldest son who carries the weight of victory on his shoulders in THE 5TH QUARTER, coming to Blu-ray and DVD August 30 from Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment.  A recent recipient of the … [Read more...]