The Penguins of Madagascar – TV Show Premiere Review

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PROGRAMMING ALERT: The following series premieres Saturday, March 28 from 9:30-10pm (ET/PT) on Nickelodeon. Check local listings. Continue reading “The Penguins of Madagascar – TV Show Premiere Review”

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Magic Gourd and Space Buddies – Disney DVD Reviews

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As much as I love Disney movies, it’s hard for me to fathom why these two movies made it to the production level. I can safely say that Mr. Magoo and Flubber had more going for them than either of these kiddie films. And that’s saying something! Continue reading “Magic Gourd and Space Buddies – Disney DVD Reviews”

All Aboard the Polar Express in 3-D!!!!

The Polar Express: Presented in 3-D
Warner Bros./ Castle Rock/ Play Tone
Starring Tom Hanks
Directed by Robert Zemeckis
Rated G
Running Time = 100 minutes (Two DVDs; one with 3-D version, the other with theatrical version)

I love Christmas movies. There’s something about the really good ones like Miracle of 34th Street and It’s a Wonderful Life that really resonate with me. Holiday films of recent have held less interest for me, especially “holiday” movies like Deck the Halls and Christmas with the Kranks. The Polar Express, however, Continue reading “All Aboard the Polar Express in 3-D!!!!”

“Wayside School” Kid-Friendly Wackiness

Wayside School, Season One
Nelvana International/ Paramount DVD
4 hours, 52 minutes (13 episodes on two DVDs)

Todd from \"Wayside School,\" once voiced by Michael Cera

With its vast array of vivid colors, crazy characters, and odd-ball humor, Wayside School has one thing going for it: Continue reading ““Wayside School” Kid-Friendly Wackiness”

“Son of Rambow”: Not Just Child’s Play

Son of Rambow
Paramount Vantage
Starring Bill Milner and Will Poulter
Rated PG-13 for some violence and reckless behavior
95 minutes

Warning: The following review contains vocabulary words that may require a dictionary. You have been warned.

I went into Son of Rambow being given the following comment: “It’s boring, and it’s crap.” Needless to say my expectations weren’t very high from the start, and I wasn’t quite sure what to expect. Is it a kid’s movie? Is it a satire of action films? Why is it called Son of Rambow? What’s with the ‘w’ at the end of Rambo’s last name? Continue reading ““Son of Rambow”: Not Just Child’s Play”