Jan 292017
Long Way North Movie Review

“Epic! It was epic!” That’s what my ten-year-old on said about the newly released movie Long Way North from Shout!Factory. I’ll have to agree, and even my teenage son sat through the entirety of this animated movie directed by celebrated filmmaker and animator Rémi Chayé (The Secret of Kells) and produced by Sacrebleu Productions (Oscar®-nominated Madagascar, Carnet de Voyage), Maybe Movies (Oscar®-nominated Ernest & Celestine) and Norlum Studios (Oscar®-nominated Song of the Sea).… Read more

Sep 062016
Gibby Movie Review - Great DVD Giveaway (3 Winners!)

We recently watched Gibby on our family movie night, and it was a much enjoyable movie for everyone in the family. I will admit that I was hesitant about showing Gibby to my sons, because I was not sure that gymnastics and girl friendships plus a little love drama would have any interest. However, it turns out that once you throw a monkey into the mix, everything changes.… Read more

Aug 182016
Endgame Movie Review & Giveaway (3 Winners!)

For our most recent movie night, we watched Endgame with our four kids, and it was a movie that impressed. Rico Rodriguez (Modern Family) was superb as José, a young Texan boy, who finds himself pulled down by living in his older brother’s shadow. Endgame is a fictional story based on true events that depicts how an impoverished high school in the border town of Brownsville, Texas, started a chess team and went on to become state champions.… Read more

Mar 052016
Transformers Rescue Bots: Adventures in Time and Space DVD Giveaway

Transformers Rescue Bots Adventures in Time and Space

Transformers Rescue Bots Adventures in Time and Space is now out on DVD, and it is yet another great family-friendly release from Shout! Factory and Hasbro Studios. The Transformers Rescue Bots dvd includes five episodes which means more than 110 minutes of run time.

Chase, Heatwave, Blades and Boulder, Griffin Rock’s Autobot first responders, will stop at nothing to protect their Earth friends, even if it means traveling through all of time and space!… Read more

Feb 232016
The Movie SNOWTIME! Is Now Playing In Select Theaters

snowtime movie

If your kids are dreaming of snowball fights and building snow forts, they will surely enjoy the new animated movie SNOWTIME! from Shout!Factory Films, which is now playing at select theaters. SNOWTIME! follows the kids in a small village, as they try to keep themselves entertained over the winter break. The kids divide themselves into opposing teams with Luke and Sophie as team leaders, and the team that occupies the village snow fort at the end of winter break wins the snow fight.… Read more

Feb 092016
Power Rangers Time Force - Complete Series DVD Review & Giveaway

Power Rangers Time Force

Our two little ones are crazy about Power Rangers, so they are very excited about the new release of the complete series of Power Rangers Time Force. This new 5-DVD box set contains all 40 episodes of the the ninth season of Power Rangers,which means more than 14 hours worth of Power Rangers. You can see which episodes are included on the Power Rangers Time Force DVDs here.… Read more

Nov 012015
My Little Pony Equestrian Girls Friendship Games DVD Now In Stores

Friendship Games DVD

The My Little Pony Equestrian Girls full-length Friendship Games movie is now out on DVD, and it is full of magic, competition and friendship lessons.

Friendship Games focuses on the friendship games competition between Canterlot High and their rival school Crystral Prep Academy. Canterlot High is missing their friend Twilight, and while they’re looking for her, strange things are going on at Crystal Prep.… Read more

Aug 312015


If you have a action-loving kid in your family, make sure to check out the new release of TRANSFORMERS RESCUE BOTS: Dinobots! It is now out on DVD, and the Dinobots are bringing big fun back to Griffin Rock. Our six-year-old Emory is especially excited about seeing Optimus Prime partake in the action, and Optimus Prime is in good company with Chase, Heatwave, Blades and Boulder.… Read more

Aug 112015
Power Rangers Lightspeed Rescue DVD Giveaway

Power Rangers Lightspeed Rescue:

Our youngest son is crazy about Power Rangers, so for his 6th birthday he wished for the new Power Rangers Lightspeed Rescue The Complete Series DVD. He brought along his Power Rangers costume on vacation too, and I found a Power Rangers toy to use as a cake topper.

Power Rangers Birthday Cake

Power Rangers Lightspeed Rescue – The Complete Series is released on DVD on August 11, 2015, and if you have a Power Rangers fan in the house this is a great gift.… Read more

Jun 122015
Minuscule: Valley of the Lost Ants DVD Review & Giveaway

Ants have invaded the Frugality Is Free household in the shape of the new DVD adventure Minuscule: Valley of the Lost Ants! from Kaboom Entertainment.

Minuscule: Valley of the Lost Ants DVD

The animated feature film has limited dialogue, with Richard Dreyfuss as the narrator, while the animated stars communicate solely via a synchronized soundtrack featuring music and sound effects to tell the tale of their journey. Minuscule: Valley of the Lost Ants is the perfect movie for the kids this summer, when they need a break from the sun, or on hot, rainy summer days.… Read more

Jun 052015
The Legend of Longwood DVD Review & Giveaway

The Legend of Longwood


The Legend of Longwood is now out on DVD in the US (Canadian release date is June 9th), and it is a great family movie that even your tweens and teens will enjoy. This movie has been brought here by Shout! Factory, a company dedicated to bringing quality television to homes across the country.

Our three boys ages 5, 9 and 12 were hesitant about watching The Legend of Longwood at first, because they thought it would be a girly movie.… Read more