Monday, November 28, 2011

DVDs for Mom & Dad, Older Kids, & Teens at Bonnett's Books


Adventure, Humor, and Excitement get bumped up a notch in this selection of DVDs. I discovered a few new things while putting this list together. Maybe you will, too. Some of these can be hard to find. Stop in before someone else beats you to it!

PG-rated & Similar Content 
Airport-Terminal Pack - 4 film boxed set! So many stars they can't fit in the Hubble telescope!
     ~Airport - 10 Oscar nominations! The original and inspiration for the Airplane parodies! 
     ~Airport 1975 - Mid-air collision, no pilot, what else could go wrong? 
     ~Airport '77 - Don't just crash and survive under the sea, crash in the Bermuda Triangle! 
     ~Airport '79-The Concorde - Attacked by arms smugglers at twice the speed of sound!
All of Me - Steve Martin and Lily Tomlin star in this weird and wonderful Carl Reiner film.
An Affair to Remember - Cary Grant and Deborah Kerr 20th Century Fox Studio Classics series.
The Cannonball Run - Did you know Jackie Chan was in this camp classic?
Ghostbusters II - My son keeps suggesting I dress as Vigo for Halloween. Should I be insulted?
Grease - Everyone loves this movie. Stop lying to yourself. Set your inner T-Birds & Pink Ladies free!
Hallelujah - King Vidor's 1929 1st talkie is a classic. It's got history, but more... It's a good movie!
Imitation of Life - Together in one set, the Claudette Colbert 1934 & Lana Turner 1959 versions!
Invincible - Inspired by a true story-Mark Wahlberg as Vince Papale with the Philadephia Eagles.
Junior Bonner - Steve McQueen goes from a Mustang with wheels in Bullitt to the 4-legged variety.
My Big Fat Greek Wedding - the Rom-Com with the Grecian flair!
Octopussy - Roger Moore as 007 James Bond avenges fellow agent and saves the world, again!
The Outlaw Josey Wales - You had me at Clint Eastwood!
Radio - Cuba Gooding, Jr. and Ed Harris bring heart to another inspired-by-a-story football movie.
Rio Bravo - John Wayne, Dean Martin, Ricky Nelson, Angie Dickinson, Walter Brennan. Classic.
Rocky Balboa - I'll have to see it to believe it, but I hear this is actually a darn good chapter of Rocky.
Romancing the Stone - The most fun you can have running in fear for your life from jewel thieves!
Rudy - A great inspired-by-true football movie! Apparently, Football and Fiction don't mix.
Star! - From the life of Gertrude Lawrence-featuring Julie Andrews-directed by Robert Wise.
Summer Rental - Dir. Carl Reiner, stars John Candy, Richard Crenna, Rip Torn, Karen Austin.
Thérèse - The true story of Saint Thérèse of Lisieux
Uncle Buck - John Candy again, under the director's horn of John Hughes!
The Wackiest Ship in teh Army - Jack Lemmon and Ricky Nelson in a military mash-up of laughs.
The Way We Were - Barbara Streisand and Robert Redford at their peaks in a Romance for the Ages.

For Kids & Tweens
Nancy Drew-Curse of Blackmoor Manor - DVD game playable on your TV! (for ages 10 and up). 
The Ant Bully - Voices of Julia Roberts, Nicolas Cage, Meryl Streep, Paul Giamatti, Bruce Campbell, Lily Tomlin
Are We There Yet? - Ice Cube, Tracy Morgan, Jay Mohr.
Bionicle-The Movie-Mask of Light - Animated action-packed LEGO adventure!
Corpse Bride - A personal favorite of mine.
Dennis the Menace - Walter Matthau at his grumpiest!
Fantastic 4-Rise of the Silver Surfer - Confusing, to see Capt. America 'Flame On!' and fly. ;-)
G.I.Joe-A Real American Hero-Spy Troops-The Movie - Computer animated espionage!
Girls Just Want to Have Fun - '80s high school Helen Hunt, Sarah Jessica Parker, Shannen Doherty
Happy Feet - You'll believe a penguin can dance!
Home on the Range - The first of the 'Last' traditionally-animated Disney films.
The Last Airbender - Based on the TV anime series Avatar-The Last Airbender
The Lizzie McGuire Movie - Rome is where the heart is. A variation on The Prince and the Pauper
Nacho Libre - A good bit of silly fun with a message.
Napoleon Dynamite - Like, the Best Special Edition Ever! with lenticular 3-D slipcase!
New York Minute - Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen romp in the Big Apple.
Over the Hedge -  You'll laugh, you'll cry-laughing. Steve Carell voices the funniest squirrel EVER!
Race to Witch Mountain - Is it a remake, a re-boot, a sequel? I don't know, but it's got The Rock.
The Road to El Dorado - Haven't seen it. Reminds me of my 2nd car. That's a plus.
The Sandlot-Heading Home - For when a Bad News Bears marathon just isn't enough!
Secondhand Lions - A must see for all ages!
Shark Tale - Dreamworks' answer to Disney's Finding Nemo. It's good, but be sure to also find Nemo.
Sky Captain and the World of Tomorrow - I can't help it. I love this movie. h-11-od

Books into Movies!
Alice-Through the Looking Glass - Live-action film with Kate Beckinsale and Ian Holm.
Charlie and the Chocolate Factory - Johnny Depp as Tim Burton's version of Willy Wonka!
The Chronicles of Narnia-Voyage of the Dawn Treader - The C.S. Lewis adventure continues!
Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone - Welcome to Hogwart's, Mr. Potter.
Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban - Year 3, the most important of the series? Don't miss it!
Howl's Moving Castle - Strange and amazing fun!
The Nativity Story - A timely tale for the Holiday season.
Night at the Museum-Battle of the Smithsonian - Sequel to movie based on story by Milan Trenc.
Shrek 2 - Hilarious sequel to the movie based on the book by William Steig.
The Spiderwick Chronicles - Fantasy & adventure from books by Tony DiTerlizzi and Holly Black
Zathura - based on a story by Jumanji author Chris Van Allsburg. Sam Raimi should do his 3rd book.