Dolly Parton’s Christmas of Many Colors: Circle of Love – Movie Review

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Without question, Dolly Parton is one of the most prolific and iconic country-music and pop culture icons of our time. Her massive body of work spans decades, ranging from film, TV, and, of course, music. Parton’s life story is as interesting and engaging as the songs she writes and performs and one such story from her childhood is told in Christmas of Many Colors: Circle of Love.

A follow-up to the film Coat of Many Colors, Circle of Love joins Dolly (Alyvia Alyn Lind) and her family during another Christmas season filled with laughter, heartache, and miracles. All young Dolly wants is a white Christmas…and shiny red shoes…and sing on the road with her Uncle…and to play the Virgin Mary in the school Christmas pageant. It’s a big list for a girl who dreams big, but sometimes her dreams – and her mouth – cause more chaos than expected.

Circle of Love is a wonderful, enchanting, and touching Christmas film that is definitely for the whole family. Dolly Parton appears and the beginning and end of the film from Dollywood and even makes a special guest appearance in the film. Along with the talented child cast, Rick Schroder (24, NYPD Blue), Jennifer Nettles (Sugarland, CMA Country Christmas), Gerald McRaney (Major Dad, Mike & Molly), and Cameron Jones (The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey) do a fantastic job delivering humor and heart that is quality viewing for the whole family. I will definitely add Coat of Many Colors to my Christmas movie viewing list!

Directed by Stephen Herek, whose impressive directing credits include Coat of Many Colors, 101 Dalmatians, Mr. Holland’s Opus, and Bill & Ted’s Excellent Adventure, the film is a compelling narrative that brings sorrow and joy in just the right doses. Did I cry while watching this film? Yes. Yes, I did. And you will, too, so don’t even deny it!

And, of course, the film offers up plenty of great Dolly Parton music throughout! It’s fantastic!

I highly, highly recommend Christmas of Many Colors: Circle of Love! It’s quality viewing for the whole family!

Christmas of Many Colors: Circle of Love is available NOW on DVD, Blu-ray, and Digital Download.

DC Superhero Girls: Hero of the Year – DVD Review

Warner Bros. Home Entertainment provided me with a free copy of the DVD I reviewed in this Blog Post. The opinions I share are my own.

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It’s time to get your cape on with the girls at Super Hero High in the all-new animated movie, DC Superhero Girls: Hero of the Year! Much like other re-imaginings of pop culture figures, Hero of the Year brings together female superheroes and super villains from the DC Comics universe.

Alongside heroes Batgirl, Supergirl, Wonder Woman, and Katana we have the likes of Harley Quinn and Poison Ivy attending classes with them. It’s a pretty creative concept that works well and brings these strong female characters together for an action-packed animated adventure.

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During the week of the annual Hero of the Year awards show, a shape-shifting baddie named Dark Opal creates a cacophony of chaos for our collection of super kids. Together, they must work as a united force to stop Dark Opal and his apocalyptic scheme before he destroys the world and ruins the awards show. Will the girls resolve this crisis before it’s too late?

DC Superhero Girls: Hero of the Year is an entertaining animated film that showcases Girl Power in all its awesome glory. There are plenty of references and nods to other DC stories and characters, plus look for cameos from the likes of Commissioner Gordon, Lois Lane, Amanda Waller, Hal Jordan (Green Lantern), and The Flash.

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Along with the film we get a selection of seven short vignettes revolving around the girls of Super Hero High. They include:

All About Super Hero High

Fall into Super Hero High

Hero of the Month: Poison Ivy

Clubbing

Hero of the Month: Bumblebee

Saving the Day

Hero of the Month: Wonder Woman

For some action-packed, family-friendly, girl-power, superhero fun, I recommend DC Superhero Girls: Hero of the Year on DVD August 23, 2016!

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