DreamWorks Presents, Dragons: Riders of Berk Part 1 & 2 | Plus, a Giveaway!

I am a FOX Home Entertainment Insider and receive products for review. All opinions are always my own. DreamWorks Dragons: Riders of Berk Part 1 and Part 2 released on July 23rd. It's an action-packed animated adventure based on the Academy Award-Nominated hit movie How To Train Your Dragon. My daughter loved How To Train Your Dragon so when the movie pack arrived, she was very excited. Immediately she wanted to start watching the episodes.  She's the youngest so she's into … [Read more...]

E.T.’s 30th Anniversary – Madame Tussauds Immortalizes E.T. at Five Locations

Can you believe E.T. (The Extra Terrestrial) made its way to the theaters over thirty years ago? I feel so old! E.T. was one of my favorite childhood movies and I still watch it.....with my kids, of course! So in honor of E.T.'s 30th anniversary and its release on Blu-ray for the first time ever, Madame Tussauds immortalized E.T. just a couple of days ago at several attractions around the world, including London, Amsterdam, Berlin, Sydney and Hollywood. Tokyo will also add E.T. to its collection … [Read more...]

Disney’s Tinker Bell And The Great Fairy Rescue | Review & $10 Coupon

A brand new Disney movie is making it's debut on DVD and Blu-ray next Tuesday September 21st. It's called Tinker Bell and The Great Fairy Rescue. Ever since I was a little girl I have loved Tinker Bell and now my two daughters love her as well -- my 5 year old especially. She has watched this movie already 6 times. It's her new favorite. Spoiler alert: My favorite part was when the father found out the real truth and stopped doubting Lizzy.  That father and daughter moment made me tear up … [Read more...]

Thanks to U.S. News, Here Are 15 Things You Should Not Be Paying For

There ARE some things in life that are free or almost free. You just need to do your research and/or ask around. 1. Basic Computer Software -- Thinking of purchasing a new computer? Think twice before you fork over the funds for a bunch of extra software. There are some great alternatives to the name brand software programs. The most notable is OpenOffice, the open-source alternative to those other guys. It's completely free and files can be exported in compatible formats. 2. Your Credit … [Read more...]

Look Out World, Here I come: New York Adventure Kit | Review

A few months ago, I was sent Look Out World, Here I Come: New York Adventure Kit for my 5 year old daughter. It wasn't until just a few weeks that we actually took a look at it and I'm so upset that we didn't see it sooner. Living in New York has made us appreciate the city even more now. If you're planning a getaway to the Big Apple and you have young children, this 36-page activity-filled, city-themed book is perfect. It also comes with a DVD so New York City comes alive right before … [Read more...]

Word Up with WordGirl: Earth Day Girl! – Review

PBS Kids is one channel I don't mind my daughter watching at any given day.  What's not to love about shows that teaches kids how to spell, learn new words and see some bad guys get justice. WordGirl is a new animated series that follows the every day life and superhero adventures of "WordGirl" along with her monkey sidekick Captain Huggy Face, as she fights crime, quirky villains and enriches vocabulary usage, all in a day's work. The best part of WordGirl is that she is well-mannered 5th … [Read more...]

I Heart Jonas

This past weekend, my daughter and her friends were just hanging out in her room just playing and talking until I showed them the brand new I Heart Jonas on DVD.  They quickly changed their minds about just talking and wanted to watch the Jonas on the big screen.  I had popcorn and soda all ready for them and they were in heaven.  You see, the girls are big Jonas fans and I could understand why.  The boys are pretty cute and sweet too.  I know if I was their age, I would have a crush on them but … [Read more...]

Ice Age: Dawn Of The Dinosaurs

Get ready, for the dawn of a new age!  Manny, Sid, Diego and Ellie are back for more pre-hysterical hijinks when Ice Age: Dawn Of The Dinosaurs stomps onto Three-Disc Blu-ray Disc/DVD Combo Pack on October 27.  The third film in the outrageously popular Ice Age franchise, the sub-zero heroes return another wild and fun adventure. Scrat is still trying to nab the ever-elusive nut (while maybe finding true love); Manny and Ellie await the birth of their mini-mammoth; Diego the saber-toothed … [Read more...]

Tinker Bell and the Lost Treasure | Review

Tinker Bell has always been my favorite character in Peter Pan so it’s no wonder when Tinker Bell came out with her very own movie last year, I was probably one of the first ones to go out and buy it. My daughters will also agree. They both LOVE any movie that is Disney, especially when it comes to princesses or the best fairy in town, Tinker Bell. Tinker Bell was recently named “Honorary Ambassador of Green” by United Nations Under-Secretary-General for Communications and Public … [Read more...]

Legend Of The Seeker: The Complete First Season | Review

If you enjoy movies or even a TV series that are full of warriors, swords, sorcerers, wizards, then you'll definitely enjoy Legend Of The Seeker. Storytelling magic comes alive with the adaptation of the internationally best-selling “Sword of Truth” novels, in Legend of the Seeker: The Complete First Season, out on DVD on Oct. 13, 2009 from Walt Disney Studios Home Entertainment. The 5-disc set containing all 22 one-hour episodes of Season One reveals even more of the fantasy, magic and … [Read more...]