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Contest: Spooky Buddies!

posted by Nell Minow

I have three more copies of the new Spooky Buddies DVD!  Send me an email at moviemom@moviemom.com and tell me your favorite Buddies movie.   Don’t forget your address!  I’ll pick three winners at random this weekend.  Good luck!

The Spooky Buddies Are Coming!

posted by Nell Minow

Spooky Buddies are coming to DVD on September 20, just in time for Halloween! Disney’s irresistible talking puppies are back in an all-new movie that takes them far across town to a mysterious mansion where something very spooky is going […]

Contest: Zin! Zin! Zin! a Violin and More

posted by Nell Minow

I’m very excited to have a gorgeous DVD box set from the Scholastic Storybook series, my very favorite family DVDs to give away. And this one is really special, with three different collections that will inspire children to use their […]

Win a Copy of Seven Days in Utopia

posted by Nell Minow

I have five copies of Seven Days in Utopia: Golf’s Sacred Journey, the book behind the upcoming film starring Robert Duvall and Lucas Black in the story of a young pro golfer who learns meaningful lessons from an eccentric rancher in […]

Winner! ‘Planet of the Apes’ Box Set

posted by Nell Minow

Congratulations to Lisa M of Walpole MA for winning the Planet of the Apes box set and thanks so much to all who entered!

Contest: Conan!

posted by Nell Minow

In honor of this week’s release of the new “Conan the Barbarian” movie starring Jason Momoa (“Game of Thrones”), I have a special Conan comic book from Dark Horse, based on the film.  Send me an email at moviemom@moviemom.com with […]

Contest Winners! Dolphins and Teachers

posted by Nell Minow

Wow, thanks so much to all who entered!  The dolphin contest broke my all-time record for entries (previously held by “Space Buddies” — I guess you guys really like stuffed animals) and I loved each and every comment.   I […]

Contest: Planet of the Apes Blu-Ray Box Set

posted by Nell Minow

In honor of this week’s release of the new “Rise of the Planet of the Apes” prequel, I have something really spectacular — one copy of the 40th anniversary Blu-Ray box set of the classic Apes series: “Planet of the […]

Contest: ‘A Dolphin Tale’ Stuffed Dolphin

posted by Nell Minow

“A Dolphin Tale” comes out next month with Morgan Freeman, Ashley Judd, and Harry Connick, Jr. in a story of a dolphin named Winter whose tail is damaged in a crab trap.  It’s a heartwarming film based on an extraordinary […]

DVDs for Teachers: Scholastic Giveaway

posted by Nell Minow

In honor of all the wonderful teachers who are having a well-deserved break before getting back to lesson plans and grading homework, I have a giveaway just for the people who working to inspire the curiosity and critical thinking skills […]

Awkward Office Photo Competition

posted by Nell Minow

The wildly popular Awkward Family Photos website has a new competition in honor of next week’s release of “Horrible Bosses.”  It’s called Awkward Office Photos.  Take a look and vote for your favorite — and feel better that you don’t […]

Year of a Million Moments from Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment

posted by Nell Minow

Today, Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment (TCFHE) pledged to donate one million moments from its catalog of DVDs to community investment partners across the country. The initiative is part of its “Year of a Millions Moments” campaign celebrating movies made […]

Contest Winner: The Adjustment Bureau

posted by Nell Minow

Congratulations to the winner of “The Adjustment Bureau” on DVD, Pam H. of Kennewick, WA.  Thanks to all who entered!

Green Lantern Contest Winner!

posted by Nell Minow

Congratulations to the winner of the T-shirt, Amy S. of San Diego, CA.  Thanks so much to all who entered!

Exclusive Clip! ‘Veggie Tales

posted by Nell Minow

I’m delighted to have this exclusive clip from the delightfully silly Veggie Tales: Live! Sing Yourself Silly. I have two copies to give away!  Send me an email at moviemom@moviemom.com with “silly” in the subject line and tell me your […]

On DVD This Week

posted by Nell Minow

DVD pick of the week: The Adjustment Bureau is thought-provoking, exciting, and swooningly romantic. Writer/director George Nolfi takes on the biggest questions of all — faith and doubt, fate and free will, God, love, the meaning of existence — with […]

Win a Green Lantern T-Shirt!

posted by Nell Minow

Win one of these cool vintage-inspired Green Lantern t-shirts from the wonderful folks at Junk Food! Send me an email at moviemom@moviemom.com with “Green Lantern” in the subject line and your t-shirt size and address in the message.  I’ll make […]

The North Star…And More Stories About Following Your Dreams

posted by Nell Minow
B+
Lowest Recommended Age:All Ages
MPAA Rating:NR
Movie Release Date:May 30, 2011
B+
Lowest Recommended Age: All Ages
MPAA Rating: NR
Movie Release Date: May 30, 2011

The latest from my very favorite series of DVDs for families has one of my very favorite books, Swamp Angel, in a collection of stories about lifelong learning and  following your dreams. The stories are: THE NORTH STAR (Written and […]

Contest! Win an X-Men T-Shirt!

posted by Nell Minow

I have a very cool giveaway in honor of next week’s release of the new X-Men movie!  Thanks to Junk Food Clothing for providing two shirts to go to the lucky winners.  You can buy them there for $32 each. […]

Reminder: Drop Dead Diva Giveaway

posted by Nell Minow

You have one more day to enter the giveaway for the second season of “Drop Dead Diva!” I have one copy of the DVD to give away. Send me an email at moviemom@moviemom.com with your name and address. Put “Diva” […]

Contest: More From Shalom Sesame

posted by Nell Minow

I’ve got two great new Shalom Sesame DVDs to give away!  Grover Learns Hebrew features “Will and Grace’s” Debra Messing and Countdown Shavout has a guest appearance by…a dancing cow.  These are a great treat for Jewish families and anyone […]

Make a Video For Moby and Win a Prize!

posted by Nell Minow

Make a video for one of three new Moby tracks and you could find yourself featured at the New Director’s Showcase in Cannes!  Here are the details: This year, as part of The Saatchi & Saatchi New Directors’ Showcase at […]

Win a DVD of Oscar Favorite ‘The King’s Speech’

posted by Nell Minow

I am thrilled to have three copies of this year’s Best Picture, Best Actor, Best Screenplay, and Best Director Oscar-winner, “The King’s Speech,” to give away.   If you’d like to enter, send me an email at moviemom@moviemom.com with “King’s Speech” […]

The Chronicles of Narnia: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader

posted by Nell Minow
B+
Lowest Recommended Age:4th - 6th Grades
MPAA Rating:Rated PG some frightening images and sequences of fantasy action
Movie Release Date:December 10, 2010
DVD Release Date:April 5, 2011
B+
Lowest Recommended Age: 4th - 6th Grades
MPAA Rating: Rated PG some frightening images and sequences of fantasy action
Movie Release Date: December 10, 2010
DVD Release Date: April 5, 2011

A gallant warrior mouse and a dragon with a secret join the two youngest Pevensie children for a voyage and a quest in the third and best so far in the Narnia series. War has come to England and Edmund […]

Tracy and Hepburn: The Definitive Collection

posted by Nell Minow
A+
Lowest Recommended Age:4th - 6th Grades
MPAA Rating:Not Rated
Movie Release Date:1940's
DVD Release Date:April 12, 2011
A+
Lowest Recommended Age: 4th - 6th Grades
MPAA Rating: Not Rated
Movie Release Date: 1940's
DVD Release Date: April 12, 2011

Now this is a pure movie magic. There has never been an on- and off-screen romance like the nine-movie pairing of Spencer Tracy and Katharine Hepburn. When writer-director Joseph Mankiewicz introduced them, Hepburn, who was wearing special heels that added […]

Interview: Fraser Heston of ‘Charlton Heston Presents The Bible’

posted by Nell Minow

Fraser Heston was kind enough to take time to talk with me about the re-release of some of his father’s greatest films. Fraser, who played the baby Moses in The Ten Commandments, directed his father in Charlton Heston Presents the […]

Contest: Win Four Films Featuring Judy Garland, Gene Kelly, and Fred Astaire!

posted by Nell Minow

The wonderful Warner Archive debuts four new films today and I have one set to give away! These are lesser-seen films from three of the greatest musical performers of all time, including Gene Kelly’s dream project, a film displays his […]

Contest: DVDs for Purim and Passover!

posted by Nell Minow

There are two great new Shalom Sesame DVDs to celebrate the spring Jewish holidays and I have one of each to give away. It’s a wonderful way to help introduce children to two of the year’s most important festivals. This […]

Great Figures in African-American History

posted by Nell Minow
A
Lowest Recommended Age:All Ages
MPAA Rating:NR
Movie Release Date:2011
DVD Release Date:February 1, 2011
A
Lowest Recommended Age: All Ages
MPAA Rating: NR
Movie Release Date: 2011
DVD Release Date: February 1, 2011

Another one from my favorite series that arrives in time for Black History Month — Duke Ellington… and more stories to celebrate great figures in African American history from Scholastic Storybook Treasures. The DVD includes gently animated and beautifully narrated […]

Waiting for ‘Superman’

posted by Nell Minow
A-
Lowest Recommended Age:High School
MPAA Rating:Rated PG for some thematic material, mild language, and incidental smoking
DVD Release Date:February 15, 2011
A-
Lowest Recommended Age: High School
MPAA Rating: Rated PG for some thematic material, mild language, and incidental smoking
DVD Release Date: February 15, 2011

One of the most acclaimed films of the year is “Waiting for Superman,” by Davis Guggenheim, director of An Inconvenient Truth. America brought the world the idea of free public education and we have more top universities than the rest […]

Contest: Five Classic Romantic DVDs for Your Valentine

posted by Nell Minow

Sharing a romantic movie with the one you love is one of life’s greatest pleasures. The fabulous Warner Archive has made more of their most beloved movies about romance available for the first time, including one of my all-time favorites, […]

Black History Month Treat: Lincoln and Douglass

posted by Nell Minow

My very favorite series for kids, the Scholastic Storybook Treasures, has a new gem out for Black History Month and President’s Day. It’s a collection of DVDs based on four superb history books for children including Lincoln & Douglass: An […]

Beat Ebert’s Oscar Predictions and Win $100,000!

posted by Nell Minow

Ebert Presents, the Chicago Sun-Times and MUBI.com are challenging movie fans and odds-makers everywhere to out-guess Roger Ebert in predicting the winners of this year’s Oscars. The prize is an amazing $100,000. And entrants have one big advantage over Ebert. […]

Contest: Alice in Wonderland

posted by Nell Minow

I am overjoyed to have two copies of one of my very favorite Disney classics to give away. This is the Blu-Ray/DVD 60th anniversary edition of “Alice in Wonderland.” I have loved this film since we watched it at my […]

Film Your Favorite Newbery Award Winner!

posted by Nell Minow

The Newberry Award is the highest honor awarded to the author of a children’s book and the list of winners includes some classics for every age. James Kennedy (The Order of Odd-Fish) and the New York Public Library have invited […]

Contest for Teachers Only: DVDs on Presidents and Martin Luther King

posted by Nell Minow

I have two DVDs to give away — for teachers only, this time. These are from my very favorite series for kids, Scholastic’s Storybook Treasures and they are perfect for celebrating Martin Luther King Day, Black History Month, Women’s History […]

Contest for Teachers Only: Toy Story 3 Art Book

posted by Nell Minow

I have one copy of this gorgeous book about the artwork behind “Toy Story 3″ for some lucky teacher. Little kids will enjoy seeing pictures of their favorite characters, older kids will appreciate the behind-the-scenes information and everyone will learn […]

Last Giveaway of the Year and it is HUGE!

posted by Nell Minow

It doesn’t get much bigger than this. I have FIVE incredible prize packages. Each winner will receive three prizes! They are: Phineas & Ferb: Very Perry Christmas In an all-new, Perry-powered adventure, Phineas, Ferb, and their pet platypus (AKA Agent […]

Flipped Winners!

posted by Nell Minow

Thanks to all who entered! Winners of the “Flipped” DVD are: Ken W., Indiana Chris D., California Julie C., Illinois LaDonna J., Ohio Jennifer F., Illiinois

Tron T-Shirt!

posted by Nell Minow

In honor of this week’s release of “Tron: Legacy” I’m giving away a very cool Tron t-shirt to the first person to email me at moviemom@moviemom.com with “Tron” in the subject line — and don’t forget your address! Good luck!

The Night Before Christmas…and More Classic Holiday Tales

posted by Nell Minow
A
Lowest Recommended Age:All Ages
MPAA Rating:NR
Movie Release Date:2010
DVD Release Date:2010
A
Lowest Recommended Age: All Ages
MPAA Rating: NR
Movie Release Date: 2010
DVD Release Date: 2010

My very favorite DVD series for families has a wonderful holiday treat: The Night Before Christmas…and More Classic Holiday Tales. Twelve beloved family classics come to life, including the Christmas stories “The Night Before Christmas,” “The Twelve Days of Christmas,” […]

The Search for Santa Paws

posted by Nell Minow
B
Lowest Recommended Age:All Ages
MPAA Rating:NR
DVD Release Date:November 23, 2010
B
Lowest Recommended Age: All Ages
MPAA Rating: NR
DVD Release Date: November 23, 2010

The Search For Santa Paws is the latest in the wildly popular series of “buddies” films from Robert Vince (watch for an interview with him posting later today). When Santa (Richard Riehle of “Office Space”) loses his memory, he will […]

The Way Home

posted by Nell Minow
B
Lowest Recommended Age:Middle School
MPAA Rating:PG
Movie Release Date:2010
DVD Release Date:October 26, 2010
B
Lowest Recommended Age: Middle School
MPAA Rating: PG
Movie Release Date: 2010
DVD Release Date: October 26, 2010

It is every parents’ worst fear. Look away for just a split second and a child is gone. You have to swallow the terror to create a sense of calm for those around you and help you think through the […]

Giveaway: 25th Anniversary ‘Back to the Future’

posted by Nell Minow

Go back in time with a sumptuous new 25th anniversary Blu-ray or DVD of the “Back to the Future” trilogy. Even Doc Brown could not have imagined that a quarter-century after Marty McFly got to meet his parents as teenagers […]

Giveaway: Shalom Sesame!

posted by Nell Minow

Twelve new episodes of “Shalom Sesame” are out on DVD, Welcome to Israel and Chanukah: The Missing Menorah. The creators of “Sesame Street” produce this series with Israel’s Channel HOP! to bring the vitality of Jewish culture and tradition and […]

‘Babies’ Contest Winners!

posted by Nell Minow

Everyone loves “Babies!” I got tones of entries — many thanks to all who tried to win the Blu-Ray or carseat. The winners are: Car Seat: Amanda J., Phenix City, AL Blu-Ray: Connie R., Bethesda, MD; Shawn G., Sherman Oaks, […]

Contest: Babies! (and check out the Grand Prize!)

posted by Nell Minow

I loved “Babies” and I am very honored to be able to give away three copies of the Blu-Ray/DVD. As I said in my review, Until they make a movie entirely consisting of raindrops on roses, whiskers on kittens, Hallmark […]

Amish Grace

posted by Nell Minow
B+
Lowest Recommended Age:Middle School
MPAA Rating:NR
Movie Release Date:March 28, 2010
DVD Release Date:September 14, 2010
B+
Lowest Recommended Age: Middle School
MPAA Rating: NR
Movie Release Date: March 28, 2010
DVD Release Date: September 14, 2010

The highest-rated Lifetime Movie Network film, “Amish Grace,” is out on DVD this week and well worth viewing. It is based on the true story of a devastating tragedy and the example of courage, compassion, and forgiveness that inspired the […]

Big Break Movie Contest

posted by Nell Minow

Want to have your movie reviewed by real critics, fine-tuned by real professionals and shown in real theaters? Enter Rogue’s Big Break Movie Contest before October 15, co-sponsored with AMC Independent. The panel of judges includes actress Kate Bosworth, Relativity’s […]

Angelina Ballerina: Love to Dance

posted by Nell Minow
B
Lowest Recommended Age:All Ages
MPAA Rating:NR
DVD Release Date:August 31, 2010
B
Lowest Recommended Age: All Ages
MPAA Rating: NR
DVD Release Date: August 31, 2010

Angelina Ballerina: Love to Dance, the first chance to see the new CGI makeover for everyone’s favorite dancing mouse, comes out this week. I have three DVDs to give away and a special prize for everyone who writes to me. […]

The Joneses

posted by Nell Minow
B+
Lowest Recommended Age:Mature High Schooler
MPAA Rating:R for language, some sexual content, and teen drinking and drug use
Movie Release Date:April 16, 2010
DVD Release Date:August 10, 2010
B+
Lowest Recommended Age: Mature High Schooler
MPAA Rating: R for language, some sexual content, and teen drinking and drug use
Movie Release Date: April 16, 2010
DVD Release Date: August 10, 2010

Why do we want what we want? I don’t mean world peace or for our school’s team to win the NCAA championship, but why do we want a particular brand of shoe or phone or perfume? Is it because we […]

Contest Winners!

posted by Nell Minow

Thanks so much to all who entered! I wish I had one for everyone. Winners have been notified — if you haven’t sent me your address, please do so right away. And if you didn’t win, keep checking as I […]

Contest: The Losers

posted by Nell Minow

I very much enjoyed The Losers and am looking forward to seeing it again on DVD. Warners has been generous enough to allow me to give away copies to the first five people who send me an email at moviemom@moviemom.com […]

Visions of Israel

posted by Nell Minow
B+
Lowest Recommended Age:All Ages
MPAA Rating:NR
DVD Release Date:August 10, 2010
B+
Lowest Recommended Age: All Ages
MPAA Rating: NR
DVD Release Date: August 10, 2010

From the Western Wall to the Temple Mount, “Visions of Israel” shows us breathtaking footage of this timeless land, sacred to three major religions. Stunning high-definition footage takes us to sites ancient and contemporary, providing settings of ancient history going […]

Contest: Clash of the Titans

posted by Nell Minow

It’s time to release the Kracken! I have FIVE copies of “Clash of the Titans” with Sam Worthington and some amazing stunts and special effects to give away to my beloved readers. The first five to send me an email […]

Contest: James and the Giant Peach on Blu-Ray

posted by Nell Minow

This is a treat. Before he made “Coraline,” director Henry Selick made the enchanting “James and the Giant Peach,” based on Roald Dahl’s classic book and featuring the voices of Susan Sarandon, Richard Dreyfuss, and “Frazier’s” Jane Leaves. It’s now […]

Interview: Chris Epting, a ‘Pop Culture Junkie’

posted by Nell Minow

Beliefnet’s new blogger is Chris Epting, author of Hello, It’s Me: Dispatches from a Pop Culture Junkie, the story of his love for the television shows, movies, and music of his life and the unexpected encounters with the people behind […]

Teacher Giveaway: The Cat in the Hat Knows a Lot About That!

posted by Nell Minow

I’ve got something very special for the first teacher to write me — directions below. At the American Library Association’s annual conference in Washington DC last weekend I attended a reception in honor of The Cat in the Hat and […]

‘When in Rome’ Contest Winners!

posted by Nell Minow

Thanks so much to all who entered my contest for “When in Rome” DVDs! The good news is that it was my most popular contest ever. The bad news is that I have only five copies to give away. Thanks […]

DVD Giveaways

posted by Nell Minow

Don’t forget — DVD giveaways are still going on. Secrets of the Mountain, When in Rome, One Hot Summer, and Harlem Hostel DVDs are still available, so click on the links for information about how to qualify. Good luck, and […]

Interview: Brian Wells of ‘Secrets of the Mountain’

posted by Nell Minow

One of the happiest surprises of the year on television so far is “Secrets of the Mountain,” an excellent movie for the whole family that premiered on April 16, 2010 on NBC. I interviewed the executive producer, Brian Wells, who […]

Contest: When In Rome

posted by Nell Minow

I have five copies of this romantic fantasy comedy starring Kristen Bell, Josh Duhamel, Danny DeVito, and Jon Heder for my beloved readers. Bell plays Beth, a museum employee who is unlucky in love. To show her defiance, instead of […]

DVD Giveaway: One Hot Summer

posted by Nell Minow

Get ready to sizzle with “One Hot Summer,” the story of a beautiful Cuban-American lawyer who is torn between her husband and an old boyfriend as she and her two best friends try to follow their hearts to love and […]

Drop Dead Diva

posted by Nell Minow
B+
Lowest Recommended Age:High School
MPAA Rating:NR
Movie Release Date:2009
DVD Release Date:2010
B+
Lowest Recommended Age: High School
MPAA Rating: NR
Movie Release Date: 2009
DVD Release Date: 2010

The Lifetime television series “Drop Dead Diva” was one of the happiest television series surprises of 2009. As it returns for a second season, the first is out on DVD and I have one copy to give away. It’s the […]

Giveaway Week!

posted by Nell Minow

Stay tuned this week as I have all sorts of surprises and giveaways including goodies for children and their parents! DVD prizes include a popular Lifetime series, a sizzling crime story, and a drama about three friends struggling to balance […]

Ron Masak Meets His Heroes

posted by Nell Minow

Ron Masak’s face and voice are more familiar than his name. As Sheriff Mort Metzger in “Murder She Wrote” he appeared with Angela Lansbury as the mystery novelist who ran into a different real-life mystery every week. And he has […]

Giveaway: Valentine’s Day

posted by Nell Minow

I have one “Valentine’s Day” DVD/Combo to give away. The director of “Pretty Woman” and “The Princess Diaries” brings us a collection of love stories happy, sad, bittersweet, angry, tender, and hopeful. Tell me which is your favorite performer in […]

DVD Giveaway: The Blind Side

posted by Nell Minow

One of the biggest critical and box office successes of last year is The Blind Side, the heartwarming real-life story of professional football player Michael Oher, who has a homeless black teenager was adopted by a wealthy white family. Sandra […]

‘Princess and the Frog’ — 5 to Give Away!

posted by Nell Minow

I am thrilled to have the honor of sharing one of the best movies of 2009, The Princess and the Frog with five very lucky readers. It will be released in a combo DVD/Blu-Ray pack on March 16. Send me […]

Alice’s Movie Wonderlands

posted by Nell Minow

Tim Burton’s 3D “Alice in Wonderland” extravaganza comes out this week, so it’s a good time to take a look at Alice’s many cinematic trips to Wonderland and of course Through the Looking Glass as Well. Burton’s film combines elements […]

Wild Things Giveaway!

posted by Nell Minow

I am very excited about this week’s DVD and Blu-Ray release of “Where the Wild Things Are,” one of my top 10 films of 2009. And I am also excited about the chance to give away some “Wild Things” goodies! […]

Contest: LEGO DVD!

posted by Nell Minow

LEGO® comes to life in its first all-new feature-length DVD movie. Meet builder and explorer Clutch Powers and his team of LEGO®experts as their adventure leads them from LEGO® City to the Space Police prison planet to the medieval world […]

Emma/Cranford

posted by Nell Minow

Congratulations to the three winners of the Emma and Cranford DVDs! Marc P, Taryn H, and Wendy L, send me your addresses and as soon as I dig out of the snow, they will be on their way. Everyone else, […]

Contest: Emma and Cranford

posted by Nell Minow

This is a very special contest with not one but two utterly delectable DVD sets, both series based on classic books and both originally shown on PBS. Emma (2009) is based on the novel by Jane Austen (already filmed with […]

Oscar’s Only Three-Generation Family

posted by Nell Minow

Can you name the only family with three generations of Oscars? To make it even cosier, the grandparent and grandchild both won their Oscars for movies directed by the man in the middle, the son of one and the father […]

Giveaway: Curious George!

posted by Nell Minow

The adorable monkey whose inquiring personality frequently requires rescue by the man in the yellow hat has a new DVD for the holidays, in stores already: Curious George: A Very Monkey Christmas It is a charming story to relieve some […]

Five ‘Shorts’ DVDs to Give Away!

posted by Nell Minow

This is exciting! The fantasy/adventure/comedy “Shorts” is about to be released on DVD and thanks to the wonderful folks at Warner Brothers I have FIVE copies to give away to my beloved readers. In my review for Beliefnet and the […]

A Special Treat! Santa Buddies Giveaway!!

posted by Nell Minow

The Buddies are back! Budderball, B-Dawg, Rosebud, Buddha and Mudbud team up with Puppy Paws, the fun-loving son of Santa Paws (of course) in a rollicking holiday adventure, available November 24, 2009. It features the voice of George Wendt (“Cheers”) […]

Congrats to the Tinker Bell Winners!

posted by Nell Minow

Thanks so much to all who entered! The winners of the Tinker Bell DVD and wings set are: Marisa, Billie, Hazel, Sarah G, and Jannell. More contests coming soon, so keep watching!

Contest: Kai-Lan and Mr. Troop Mom

posted by Nell Minow

The first three people to respond will win DVDs of these two great new family releases. Many thanks to the folks at Nickelodeon for these wonderful prizes. In Ni Hao, Kai-Lan: Kai-Lan’s Great Trip to China, the adorable cartoon heroine […]

Contest: Tinker Bell DVD and Wings!

posted by Nell Minow

One of the biggest and best giveaways ever! Five lucky families will win not just the gorgeous new Tinker Bell and the Lost Treasure but a beautiful set of fairy wings to turn any child into a fairy! Send me […]

Contest: My Biggest Giveway Ever!

posted by Nell Minow

I have got some spectacular goodies to give away! Only one DVD per family, first-come, first-win. Oh, no! Spongebob shrunk his last pair of square pants! Without his signature trousers, will anyone know who he is? This and seven other […]

Pete’s Dragon

posted by Nell Minow

“Pete’s Dragon,” a warm-hearted Disney musical fantasy combining live action and animation, is out on DVD today. It stars Helen Reddy (singing the Oscar-nominated song, “Candle on the Water”), Mickey Rooney, and Jim Dale (narrator of the Harry Potter audiobooks). […]

Super Why!

posted by Nell Minow

I am very pleased to see this delightful DVD re-issued. I love the way it encourages kids to read by bringing them inside the stories. Meet Jack and the Giant, the Three Little Pigs, Little Red Ridinghood, and the Princess […]

Contest: Hannah Montana!

posted by Nell Minow

The terrific Hannah Montana feature film is coming out on DVD and I have three for giveaways! It has some great extras including a behind-the-scenes featurette and some bloopers. Send me an email at moviemom@moviemom.com with “Hannah” or in the […]

Write a Theme Song for Mindy!

posted by Nell Minow

The Absolutely Mindy Show on Sirius/XM’s Kids Place Live is in big time need of an official theme song and is inviting everyone to write one for her. Send in your submission of between 30-60 seconds on a CD by […]

Disney Karaoke Series: Disney Channel Vol 1

posted by Nell Minow

The latest in Disney’s popular karaoke series is Disney Channel, Vol. 1, with sixteen tracks, half with vocals and half without, so you can provide your own singing. Selections include songs from “High School Musicals” 1, 2, and 3, “Hannah […]

Contest: ‘Imagine That’

posted by Nell Minow

The nice people from “Imagine That” have sent me some cute prizes related to the film. It is the story of a busy and distracted daddy (Eddie Murphy) who starts to pay attention to his young daughter when he finds […]

Shaun the Sheep: Sheep on the Loose

posted by Nell Minow
B+
Lowest Recommended Age:All Ages
MPAA Rating:NR
DVD Release Date:June 9, 2009
B+
Lowest Recommended Age: All Ages
MPAA Rating: NR
DVD Release Date: June 9, 2009

The latest Shaun the Sheep movie is “Sheep on the Loose” The people who created “Wallace and Gromit” are behind this wonderful new series about a sheep who does not follow the flock — but sometimes gets the flock to […]

Ebertfest, Part 2

posted by Nell Minow

It took me nearly 48 hours to get home due to weather and other delays, but I am back with some more from the Ebert festival. I was on a panel called “Film Criticism and the Web,” with 10 critics […]

iCarly

posted by Nell Minow

iCarly is a cute Nickelodeon series about a girl named Carly (Miranda Cosgrove) who creates her own web show called iCarly with her best friends Sam and Freddie. The series incorporates content produced by the viewers. I’ve got copies of […]

Yo Gabba Gabba: New Friends

posted by Nell Minow
B+
Lowest Recommended Age:Preschool
MPAA Rating:NR
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Lowest Recommended Age: Preschool
MPAA Rating: NR

Has there ever been a more adorable television series than Yo Gabba Gabba? This week’s DVD pick of the Week is their latest release, “New Friends,” featuring guest star Jack Black. DJ Lance Rock, four friendly monsters and one robot […]

Contest: Tale of Despereaux

posted by Nell Minow

I’m delighted to have four copies of Tale of Despereaux to give away to the first four people who send me an email at moviemom@moviemom.com with Despereaux in the subject line. Good luck!

Contest: For Teachers Only

posted by Nell Minow

I have some real treasures to give away and I want them to go to people who are real treasures. I can’t think of more fitting recipients than teachers. Here are the prizes: The first is a collection from my […]

Contest: City of Ember

posted by Nell Minow

I have two copies of City of Ember to give away to the first two people who send me an email to moviemom@moviemom.com with Ember in the subject line. Good luck!

Mary Poppins Contest Winners!

posted by Nell Minow

The lucky winners of the Mary Poppins 45th anniversary DVD have been notified. Many thanks to all who entered and here are the answers to the quiz: 1. Who is the author of the original book about Mary Poppins? P.L. […]

My Policy on Conflicts

posted by Nell Minow

Per the FTC’s guidelines on blog disclosures, here is my policy: I sometimes receive DVDs or other items for review or to give away in contests. All opinions are my own and as readers of the site know, I have […]

Gustafer Yellowgold’s Mellow Fever

posted by Nell Minow
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Lowest Recommended Age:All Ages
MPAA Rating:NR
DVD Release Date:February 4, 2009
B+
Lowest Recommended Age: All Ages
MPAA Rating: NR
DVD Release Date: February 4, 2009

The third in the award-winning series of Gustafer Yellowgold is coming out on DVD March 17, featuring guest artists Lisa Loeb and Wilco’s John Stirratt and Pat Sansone. These tuneful treats from artist/songwriter Morgan Taylor are family favorites, with singable […]

Contest: Mary Poppins!

posted by Nell Minow

Are you ready for a jolly holiday with Mary Poppins? Take this quiz about everyone’s favorite nanny! Send your answers to me at moviemom@moviemom.com with “Mary Poppins” in the subject line before midnight on February 25 and three random entries […]

Behind the Scenes with HSM3!

posted by Nell Minow

Disney reveals the bloopers and accidents behind the scenes at “High School Musical 3: Senior Year.” It’s fun to see how the young stars bounce back from their mistakes with such good spirits and good humor. Get ready to giggle […]

Middle School Confidential: Be Confident in Who You Are

posted by Nell Minow

Most adults still shiver a little when the subject of middle school comes up. It is a time of the most polarizing extremes as we first begin to question everything we have been told and everything we thought we knew […]

Contest: Win Your Own Space Buddies!

posted by Nell Minow

Adorable Golden Retriever puppies Rosebud, Buddha, Budderball, B-Dawg, and Mudbud return in Space Buddies, an epic adventure that takes them to the moon, to be released on DVD . Moving at warp speed, dodging asteroids and more, the Buddies and […]

DC-Area Screening Tickets: New in Town

posted by Nell Minow

I will be hosting a Washington DC-area screening of the new Renee Zellwegger-Harry Connick, Jr. romantic comedy, “New In Town” later this month and have tickets for the first five people to send me an email at moviemom@moviemom.com

Contest: Bolt goodies

posted by Nell Minow

Have a “Bolt” fan in your house? The first person to send me an email at moviemom@moviemom.com with “Bolt” in the subject line will get some “Bolt” goodies — a wall calendar and playing cards. I will also throw in […]

Win some HSM3 Goodies!

posted by Nell Minow

An incredible bonanza for “High School Musical” fans — Beliefnet’s Idol Chatter is giving away some special HSM3 treats. Post a comment (on Idol Chatter, not here), answering this question: Have you ever been separated from a close friend? How […]

Anything Can Happen Day Giveaway

posted by Nell Minow

If you’re as old as I am, you remember the Mickey Mouse Club’s “Anything Can Happen Day.” In that spirit, I’m going to have an anything-can-happen giveaway grab-bag. The first TEN people to send me an email at moviemom@moviemom.com with […]

Faerie Tale Theatre Winners!

posted by Nell Minow

Thanks very much to all who entered. I wish I had DVD sets for all of you! The winners are: Tina Mary Keely Sarah Holmer Crystal Williams-Brown Send me your addresses at moviemom@moviemom.com and I’ll put them in the mail! […]

Election Collection: Schoolhouse Rock

posted by Nell Minow
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Lowest Recommended Age:Kindergarten - 3rd Grade
MPAA Rating:NR
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Lowest Recommended Age: Kindergarten - 3rd Grade
MPAA Rating: NR

Even grown-ups are having a tough time staying on top of this year’s historic Presidential election. So we won’t tell anyone if some of the parents sit down with their kids to get a refresher on electoral politics with the […]

Contest Reminder: Faerie Tale Theatre

posted by Nell Minow

Don’t forget that Tuesday the 30th is the deadline for entering the contest for a full DVD set of Shelly Duvall’s Faerie Tale Theatre. The series has just been re-released on DVD and I have FOUR copies to give away! […]

Contest: Igor hat

posted by Nell Minow

I’ve got a cute baseball-type cap for the new animated movie “Igor” — it goes to the first person to send me an email at moviemom@moviemom.com with “Igor” in the subject line. Thanks for entering!

Contest: Shelley Duvall’s Faerie Tale Theatre

posted by Nell Minow

From 1982-1987 actress Shelly Duvall produced and hosted a series of fairy tales on Showtime, starring some of Hollywood’s top performers. Christopher Reeve and Matthew Broderick played very charming princes, and princesses included Bernadette Peters as Sleeping Beauty, Susan Sarandon […]

Contest: The First Olympics

posted by Nell Minow

I am thrilled to have FIVE copies of this week’s DVD pick of the week, The First Olympics, one of my all-time favorites. This two-part television miniseries an outstanding family film about the first modern-day Olympics in 1896, exciting, touching, […]

Contest: Bob the Builder — Let’s Build the Beach!

posted by Nell Minow

Thinking about going to the beach this summer? So is Bob the Builder! But he’s not on vacation. Even at the beach, he has a lot of projects and a lot of lessons about teamwork and organization. And, as always, […]

Kids Video Contest: Summer in My Town

posted by Nell Minow

The virtual field trip website MeetMeAtTheCorner.org is challenging kids to create a video documentary of a special summertime event in their hometown. The “Summer in My Town” video documentary contest is for children ages 7-13. The winner will receive a […]

Contest: Cory in the House and Minutemen!

posted by Nell Minow

The contest has arrived! I have three each of Cory in the House: Newt and Improved and Minutemen. Life in the White House or time travel — take your pick. Both are great family fun. Send me an email at […]

Can You Guess AFI’s Top Ten?

posted by Nell Minow

The American Film Institute will be announcing the top movies in ten categories: Animated, Fantasy, Gangster, Sci-Fi, Western, Sports, Mystery, Romantic Comedy, Courtroom Drama and Epic Films. If you can guess #1 in each category, you can win $1000 in […]

It Isn’t Fattening If It’s On the Screen — OLWL’s best food scenes

posted by Nell Minow

Beliefnet’s delightful Our Lady of Weight Loss is having a contest — tell her your favorite food scene in a movie and you could win a copy of her book! Take a look and see if you can write a […]

Upcoming contest: Cory and Minutemen

posted by Nell Minow

As soon as I get the okay from the legal team, I’ll be posting a new contest for DVDs of “Cory in the House” and “Minutemen.” Stay tuned!

Contest: Indiana Jones Bullwhip

posted by Nell Minow

Get ready for the new Indiana Jones movie with your very own official Indiana Jones bullwhip! I only have one and it goes to the first person who sends me an email at moviemom@moviemom.com with “Indiana Jones” in the subject […]

American Film Institute competition for young film-makers

posted by Nell Minow

The American Film Institute has invited 13-18-year-olds to submit entries for their ScreenNation website, which will: – Build an online community of empowered 7–12th grade student filmmakers who give voice to their creativity while sharing ideas and feedback. – Provide […]

DVD Giveaway: Tripping the Rift

posted by Nell Minow

All right all you fanboys — this one’s for you! The first three people who send me an email at moviemom@moviemom.com will get unrated DVDs of this cult sci-fi comedy starring Jenny McCarthy. This one is not for kids, so […]

DVD Giveaway: The Great Debaters

posted by Nell Minow

I have two copies of one of the best family films of 2007 to give away to the first two people who send me an email at moviemom@moviemom.com The Great Debaters, directed by and starring Denzel Washington, is the true […]

DVD Giveaway: Enchanted

posted by Nell Minow

I have just two copies of the enchanting “Enchanted” to give away to the lucky first two people who send me an email at moviemom@moviemom.com — Good luck! (Be sure to put the title of the DVD you want in […]

DVD Giveaway: Pucca!

posted by Nell Minow

I have three Pucca DVDs to give away to the first people who send me an email at moviemom@moviemom.com. Pucca is the daughter of Chinese noodle house owners. Her adventures combine light-hearted romance (she has an unrequited crush on a […]

DVD Giveaway: Jimmy Carter documentary

posted by Nell Minow

I have three copies of the outstanding documentary about Jimmy Carter to give to readers. Oscar-winning director Jonathan Demme follows Carter as he talks about his controversial book that termed the Israeli occupation of occupied territories “apartheid.” This is a […]

DVD Giveaway: Extreme ski documentary “Steep”

posted by Nell Minow

Think triple black diamond times, um, infinity. Steep is a documentary about people who ski down big mountains with sheer descents so steep they are just about perpendicular. I have three copies of the DVD to give away to my […]

Contest: Blackjack tip cards from “21”

posted by Nell Minow

Think you can beat the house in Blackjack? That’s what a group of MIT students did. By counting cards, which is perfectly legal, they won very big in Las Vegas. Their story was told in a book called Bringing Down […]

DVD giveaway: for children under age 6

posted by Nell Minow

This time, I have free DVDs for ages 2-5 for the first five readers who email me at moviemom@moviemom.com. You do not need to send your address until I let you know that you have won. As always, I love […]

DVDs for kids and their families — enter now!

posted by Nell Minow

I have family-friendly DVDs to give away to the first ten people who send me an email at moviemom@moviemom.com and identify themselves as Beliefnet readers. If you let me know the ages and genders of your children, I’ll try to […]

E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial

posted by rkumar
A+
Lowest Recommended Age:Kindergarten - 3rd Grade
MPAA Rating:Rated PG for language and mild thematic elements
Movie Release Date:1982
DVD Release Date:October 8, 2012
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Lowest Recommended Age: Kindergarten - 3rd Grade
MPAA Rating: Rated PG for language and mild thematic elements
Movie Release Date: 1982
DVD Release Date: October 8, 2012

“E.T’s” 30th anniversary is being celebrated with a gorgeous new re-issue and I have one to give away.  To enter, send me an email at moviemom@moviemom.com with E.T in the subject line and tell me your favorite movie alien.  Don’t […]

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