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A Turtle’s Tale: Sammy’s Adventures Review & G!veaway (Ended)

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: March 25, 2012 | Categories: Children, Environment, Giveaways, Movie Reviews, Movies

A Turtle's Tale: Sammy's Adventures is Splashing Onto Blu-ray & DVD Combo Pack April 3, and I was lucky enough to get an advanced copy! Let me just say right off the bat, A Turtle's Tale is so stinkin' cute. My son has watched it four times so far, since it came in the mail […]

Family Movie Night – Game Time: Tackling The Past

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: August 31, 2011 | Categories: Entertainment, Movie Reviews, Movies, Reviews, Series

Are You Ready For Some Football? *Cue Hank Williams, Jr. singing* I know I am. And just in time for the start of football season, the newest P & G Family Movie Night movie is a football themed movie. 'Game Time: Tackling The Past' premieres this coming Saturday, September 3 on NBC at 8pm ET/7pm […]

Who is Simon Miller? Premieres August 6, 2011

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: August 1, 2011 | Categories: Entertainment, Family and Health, Movie Reviews, Movies, Reviews, Series, TV

If you're a regular reader here, you know I love family movie night. It's a special night (or two) a week that is set aside when my husband, son, and I can enjoy a good movie together. I don't have to worry about language, sexually explicit scenes or inuendos, or violence. Wholesome TV. If there's […]

Field of Vision – Family Movie Night Premieres June 11

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: June 7, 2011 | Categories: Entertainment, Movie Reviews, Reviews, TV

Field of Vision is the newest family movie night presented by Walmart and P&G, airing on Saturday, June 11, on NBC at 8pm ET/7pm CT. And I was lucky enough to get an early viewing of Field of Vision. I LOVED it! This is the perfect movie to watch with your kids (I'll tell you […]

Family Movie Night: Truth be Told Premieres on Fox April 16, 2011

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: April 9, 2011 | Categories: Entertainment, Movie Reviews

Family Movie Night is back as Walmart and P & G bring us Truth be Told. If you’ve enjoyed previous Family Movie Night movies like – The Jensen Project, A Walk in My Shoes, Secrets of the Mountain and Change of Plans – you’ll love Truth be Told. A move about the importance of telling […]

Fly Me To The Moon 3D- A Movie Review

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: August 17, 2008 | Categories: Movie Reviews

'Fly Me To The Moon' Trailer This is the second time in two weeks I've seen a 3D movie.  But the first time ever to really experience a 3D nirvana.  Yesterday we saw 'Fly Me To The Moon', and I still can't say the movie title without singing 'Fly Me To The Moon' by Frank […]

‘Journey To The Center Of The Earth’ – 3D…Movie Review

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: August 4, 2008 | Categories: Movie Reviews

We saw Journey to the Center of the Earth yesterday, and must say it was a great 3D experience.  Journey…is about a science professor whose brother (built a monitoring system for volcanic activity) has been missing for 10 years, and while keeping his nephew discover secret codes inside a copy of Journey to the Center […]

The Wiz – Diana Ross And Michael Jackson

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: August 2, 2008 | Categories: Entertainment, Movie Reviews, TV

On the Cable RETRO channel tonight they aired the movie The Wiz, starring Diana Ross and Michael Jackson.  It first aired in 1978 and I remember when it first came out being upset that they were trying to mess with The Wizard of Oz, one of my all time favorite movies.  However, this version was […]

‘Space Chimps’ – Movie Review

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: July 20, 2008 | Categories: Entertainment, Movie Reviews

I have come to the realization that I will only be seeing G rated (and sometimes PG rated) movies…at least for a few more years.  But that is okay with me, especially if the movie is entertaining or has a good message.   We took our son to see ‘Space Chimps’ this weekend, and I’m glad […]

Martian Child DVD Review

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: May 24, 2008 | Categories: Entertainment, Movie Reviews

We recently watched the DVD Martian Child.  I really liked this movie!  It is an intelligent script with a great cast.  It stars John Cusack, Bobby Coleman, Amanda Peet, Joan Cusack, and Oliver Platt.  It’s about a recently widowed science-fiction writer who adopts a young boy that claims to be from Mars.  There is a […]