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Television can be a pretty bleak landscape these days, but if I look at it from a kid's perspective, I actually feel kind of sick. When I was a little, you didn't need cable to find age appropriate pr…
If you've seen Season One of Family Ties, you'll be happy to pick up where you left off with the Keaton family. Season Two finds Alex taking speed supplied by Mallory (OMG!), alcoholic Uncle Ned (Tom …
It seemed to me that Seasons 1 and 2 of Family Ties approached perfection, and yet, I love Season 3 even more. When Meredith Baxter Birney's real-life pregnancy is written to the script, we find the K…
Just as one might wonder how the United States might have been different if our national symbol was the turkey (as Ben Franklin wanted) instead of the bald eagle, I'm sure turkeys themselves might won…
January 31, 2014--Yesterday in New York City, as part of a promo for Free Birds (which comes to Blu-ray, DVD and Digital HD on February 4th), there was a Turkey Bowl Race to predict the outcome of the…
If you grew up in the 70s and 80s, your worldview was probably significantly shaped by Michael Landon. Most likely you have a soft spot for a good prairie story, even though it's been years since Litt…
As soon as I heard the title of this film, I knew I had to see it: The Secret of the Magic Gourd. (Would this surprise anyone who knows me well? I think the answer would be no.) I mean, really... how …
It's easy to imagine a little child passing a quiet afternoon in the company of The Beatrix Potter Collection. It smacks of rainy days spent with toys strewn over the floor and the TV on, and the anim…
It seems like there was a moment of head scratching when The Polar Express tanked. It was as though all the CG wizards and Hollywood bigwigs just couldn't believe that no one wanted to look at their b…
Why do I get a sneaking feeling that I'm going to get flogged for this review? Will this movie be embraced by kids and adults alike, and will I be dismissed and chastised for not being able to enjoy a…
Anyone who grew up in the 70s or 80s has a soft spot for the educational cartoons Schoolhouse Rock! Now that complete sets of all the original shorts have been packaged and re-packaged for Gen X consu…
As Disney movies go, The Jungle Book will never be my favorite. Like Peter Pan, it lacks a linear storyline, and consequently feels messy and neverending. It's the kind of movie that leaves me thinkin…