5 Kids DVDs Collection Giveaway

As a blogger, I’m constantly getting sent products to review. Top of the list? Kids DVDs. When my kids were younger, this was great. We’d watch loads of cartoons together and then I’d write up a nice review with them. But now that my boys are older, and I’m finding less and less free time for myself, lots of these kid movies and TV shows end up sitting in the corner. Alone. Unwatched. Unloved. And …

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SCOOB! Blu-ray Combo Pack Giveaway


Zoinks! Yes, like many impressionable young children, I grew up watching Scooby-Doo on TV. And besides learning the advantages of working as a team and the benefits of persistence in solving mysteries, I learned the true value of friendship. Shaggy and Scooby-Doo were inseparable pals. They may have been a bunch of bumbling scaredy cats, but they also supported each other no matter what. And they also ate. A lot. I always wonder what a …

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I Finally Watched Akira and Now My Head Hurts


The first thing I learned while watching Akira this weekend was that I’ve been pronouncing it wrong for decades. The 1988 animated film, based on Katsuhiro Otomo’s manga of the same name, is not pronounced “Uh-keer-ah.” According to the movie, it’s more like “Ah-key-ruh.” Unfortunately, that’s about the only thing I really learned from watching this 124 minute movie with my two boys. Now before I dive into my thoughts on Akira, let me set …

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A Spider-Ham Cake Capped off a Spectacular 47th Birthday

Spider-Ham Cake birthday

Any day that kicks off with your own fully functional Infinity Gauntlet and ends with a spectacular Spider-Ham cake is one for the record books. Yes, today was my birthday. My 47th to be exact. And as always, my family made it extra special. The day started with a pile of presents. (After a cup of coffee first, of course.) I always create ridiculous wish lists every year that cover the gamut of geekdom from …

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Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse Swings Onto Blu-ray & DVD March 19


There have been loads of Spider-Man variations over the years. Not just different artists or costume changes, but different characters. Spider-Man 2099. Ultimate Spider-Man. Spider-Gwen. Spider-Ham. Ben Reilly. (Sorry, I had to go there.) With the recent release of Sony’s Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse, mainstream America finally got to see them all too! If you missed it, no worries. The award-winning animated film hits digital download on February 26 and Blu-ray/DVD on March 19. I …

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