Movies & TV

Amazon Video Spotlight: X-Files and Twin Peaks

August 14, 2016
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Amazon Video Spotlight: X-Files and Twin Peaks

It’s not for nothing that these were some of the most talked-about, obsessed-over, critically-acclaimed and award-winning shows ever broadcast on network TV. On IMDB, The X-Files is described like this: FBI agents Fox Mulder and Dana Scully are different: Mulder is a believer in the paranormal while Scully is not. Together, they investigate paranormal...

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Amazon Video Actor Spotlight: Eclectic Roles of Johnny Depp

August 10, 2016
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Amazon Video Actor Spotlight: Eclectic Roles of Johnny Depp

While Johnny Depp is well known the world over as Captain Jack Sparrow, that role barely scratches the surface of this versatile actor’s resume. Descriptions below are from IMDB. Black Mass (R, 4/5 stars) Based on the true story of James “Whitey” Bulger, an Irish Mob godfather and FBI informant who had a “secret...

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Kids on Fire: Schoolhouse Rock Helps Kids Master the Basics

August 8, 2016
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Kids on Fire: Schoolhouse Rock Helps Kids Master the Basics

Kids who need to learn their multiplication tables, how to tell a noun from a verb, and basic topics in government and science will benefit greatly from the fun, award-winning series of Schoolhouse Rock educational music videos. Even in a Common Core curriculum, the basic skills kids can learn from these videos are essential....

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Gilligan’s Island, Green Acres and Jeannie, Now In Digital!

August 2, 2016
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Gilligan’s Island, Green Acres and Jeannie, Now In Digital!

They’re outrageously politically incorrect by today’s standards, but these zany 1960’s -era TV sitcoms were huge hits in their day. Now you can get Gilligan’s Island, Green Acres and I Dream of Jeannie in digital video format. Gilligan’s Island (4.5/5 stars) Their three-hour tour is now a three-season classic as a fearless skipper, his...

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Amazon Video BargainAlert: The Bourne Franchise

July 31, 2016
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Amazon Video BargainAlert: The Bourne Franchise

To celebrate the release of the latest Bourne movie, Amazon’s offering a Bourne franchise sale: now through 8/8/16, you can own each of these titles for $9.99 or less each in HD. The Bourne Identity (PG-13, 4/5 stars, sale priced at $9.99 to own in HD) Based very loosely on Robert Ludlum’s novel, the...

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Kids on Fire: Stand Up Comedy The Whole Family Can Enjoy

July 28, 2016
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Kids on Fire: Stand Up Comedy The Whole Family Can Enjoy

KF on KND Editor in Chief April L. Hamilton here. Here are some stand up specials I’ve personally watched more than once, and I can guarantee you can enjoy these programs with tweens and up: no profanity any stronger than H-E-double hockey sticks, no adult situations. Just family-friendly, PG laughs. Jim Gaffigan – King...

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Auteur Spotlight: The Creepy, Inventive Films of Guillermo Del Toro

July 26, 2016
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Auteur Spotlight: The Creepy, Inventive Films of Guillermo Del Toro

Guillermo Del Toro is the driving force behind many critically-acclaimed, cerebral horror and ghost story movies. Del Toro’s mastery of terror and the macabre, and his ability to invest even the most frightening stories and monsters with an undercurrent of poignancy, are unmatched. Descriptions below are from IMDB. The Devil’s Backbone (R, 4.5/5 stars)...

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Bring Broadway Into Your Living Room With These Amazon Video Titles

July 25, 2016
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Bring Broadway Into Your Living Room With These Amazon Video Titles

There’s nothing quite like the experience of a live theater performance, but not all of us are lucky enough to live near Broadway—or can afford the ticket prices! Luckily, Amazon Video’s got you covered with digital video versions of some of The Great White Way’s biggest hits. STOMP Live (4.5/5 stars) Eight performers take...

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Remembering Anton Yelchin

July 23, 2016
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Remembering Anton Yelchin

The world recently lost a great, and far too young, talent in Anton Yelchin. It wouldn’t be quite right to say he was a “promising” actor, because in his all-too-brief 27 years he accumulated an impressive body of work. He may be best known for playing Chekov in the Star Trek reboot, a role...

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Tom Hanks Movies The Whole Family Can Enjoy

July 21, 2016
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Tom Hanks Movies The Whole Family Can Enjoy

Many of Tom Hanks’ films are family-friendly, and Hanks has become as big a star with kids as with their parents. Most of Hanks’ films have some great lessons to teach as well, about courage, growth, and believing in oneself against all odds. All movie descriptions below are from IMDB.com. Big (PG, 4.5/5 stars,...

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