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Coming Of Age With The Croods
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Coming Of Age With The Croods

Forget the 3D glasses, theater box offices should provide a packet of Kleenex with your movie ticket purchase because there certainly isn’t a shortage of sentimental daddy/daughter plot lines in the multiplexes lately. The Croods continues this heartstrings-a-tugging trend with a none-too-subtle girl meets boy, girl falls for boy, boy […]

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Oz The Great and Powerful, and the Search For a Heart

It is probably very telling that the most endearing characters in Oz The Great and Powerful, the ones with the most emotional gravitas and who demand an audience’s empathy, are a china doll and a bellhop-clad monkey. Because for all the many fanciful things in this new Oz, a real […]

Growing a Kid (Movie Collection)
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Growing a Kid (Movie Collection)

Our kiddie movie library is pretty massive: dozens of Scholastic Storybook Treasuries, a handful of Gustafer Yellowgolds, several Christmas-y ones like A Year Without A Santa, Miser Brothers’ Christmas, and Rudolph, all the ancient Strawberry Shortcake VHS tapes, Rainbow Brite, Busytown Mysteries, and Annie. So yeah, pretty massive, and also […]

The At-Home Dad Chronicles: Wreck-It Ralph Made Me Cry And I’m Not Afraid To Admit It
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The At-Home Dad Chronicles: Wreck-It Ralph Made Me Cry And I’m Not Afraid To Admit It

***3/4/13 UPDATE*** Wreck-It Ralph is out on DVD tomorrow and Amazon’s pre-order just got even cheaper. Order now! I used to think that it took a lot to get me jazzed about a Disney film.  More than just that Pixar desk light animation title screen.  Turns out though, all it […]

Back To School Special: The Magic School Bus Complete Series DVD Collection
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Back To School Special: The Magic School Bus Complete Series DVD Collection

There’s a scene in my favorite movie of all time, Kicking and Screaming (and before you ask, no, NOT the one with Will Ferrell), when one slightly older male character says to a youthful female on her 17th birthday: “hey, now you can read Seventeen Magazine and get all the […]

Movie Review: I Heart Shakey
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Movie Review: I Heart Shakey

We’ve been somewhat spared so far this year. Some would argue this point, but I don’t think it’s been a brutally hot summer here in SE PA.  Still, a couple weeks back it got ugly. Real ugly. So ugly that we dragged all the mattresses down the hallway to the […]

TV Movie Review: Game Of Your Life – NBC Family Movie Night
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TV Movie Review: Game Of Your Life – NBC Family Movie Night

Game of Your Life follows the story of high school gamer Zach Taylor (Titus Makin Jr., “Glee”) as he joins the esteemed Digital Institute of Game Design (DIGD) through a scholarship program led by billionaire gaming icon Marcus Bentton (Tom Nowicki, “The Blind Side”). Zach’s dream is to become successful […]

Kid’s Movie Review: Puss in Boots
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Kid’s Movie Review: Puss in Boots

Puss in Boots is a high-energy, nursery rhyme mash-up a la it’s thematic predecessor Shrek that pleases with clever cat humor (chasing beams of light, using big sad eyes to cast hypnotic spells on helpless humans), above average wordplay (Glitter Club for cats in neon with the ‘G’ flickering off, […]

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