Thursday, December 30, 2010

Newsboys - "Christmas! A Newsboys Holiday"

Are you like me where you get the post-Christmas holiday blues after the sacred day just flies right by? Well one way of dealing with it is with some great Christmas songs! Sure the holiday's over, but who says you still can't jam to some jolly X-Mas (CHRISTmas for those who get uptight about the deal with the letter X thing) songs! One good recommendation is the "Christmas! A Newsboys Holiday" album dropped by the Newsboys! Now mind you, this is the post-Furler era Newsboys now fronted by Michael Tait. I would've loved to hear a X-Mas album with Peter as singer, but this album hits the spot as far as Chrismas jingles go. It's a short album with only 5 tracks. But put on repeat, this album can still bring holiday joy up until Valentine's Day. I enjoyed each track, but standouts for me are their cover of Mariah Carey's "All I Want for Christmas Is You", and "O Holy Night". But like I said, each track is full of holiday cheer, so put in on repeat and ENJOY!

Friday, December 17, 2010


Boy turns into geek and turns into a sorcerer to win his love. Gosh I love stories like this!

The Sorcerer's Apprentice is one film I was waiting to come on video. Now that it's out, I wasn't let down. This film has got the makings of a great family adventure. Nicolas Cage and Jay Baruchel shine in this fantasy/adventure set in Manhattan. The Blu-Ray has got tons of extra features adding value to this set put out by Disney. Overall this is one film great for family movie night, or just to kick back and see an entertaining film!

VeggieTales: It's a Meaningful Life DVD

VeggieTales, VeggieTales....
(cue the theme song)

If you have kids, or know someone who does, and have had the chance to watch any VeggieTales specials, then you know that song can get stuck in your head for days. I have shown these to my son ever since he was 4 years old. He's 11 now, and it was nice to be able to sit with him and still be able to enjoy VeggieTales when we watched the recent DVD called It's a Meaningful Life. In this show loosely based on It's A Wonderful Life, Larry the Cucumber stars as "Stewart" (get it? Jimmy Stewart?). Stewart gets a lesson in contentment after wondering "what if" his life turned out differently. Overall, this is a fun show to watch with the family. VeggieTales has always been good at delivering a moral message to kids through innovative animation. So do yourself a favor and check it out for the holidays!

Friday, December 10, 2010

Fantasia and Fantasia 2000: 2-Movie Collection Special Edition

Hello there great peoples of the world!

I count it a pleasure to mention to you about the FANTASTIC Blu-ray/DVD release of the Fantasia and Fantasia 2000: 2-Movie Collection Special Edition. Just in time for the holiday season comes this 4-Disc Blu-ray Combo Pack containing both DVD and Blu-ray versions of both Fantasia and Fantasia 2000! If you thought it was an amazing experience watching these films, wait until you see them on Blu-ray. Not only does the set have both films, but it is loaded with special features galore. One standout feature out of all the others for me would have to be short film "Destino". This was a a collaberation between Walt Disney and Salvador Dali started in 1946! The film had to be get put off due to financial concerns, but was picked up again by Roy E. Disney in 2003 and eventually finished up. With a lot of sets getting pushed out in time for this season, be sure to get your hands on this set. And for your viewing pleasure, check out the following video clip!