An Open Letter to Parents Checking Out Library DVDs

Dear PCOLDVDs,Is it really necessary to run a chainsaw over the discs before returning them to the library? I mean, I get it. I have two three-year-old girls. Things happen. Sometimes a scratch is inevitable. But even if there are scores of us eagerly awaiting returns so that we can gain a few minutes of peace here and there with the aid of a free movie or show collection, the discs shouldn't look like they've been chewed on. Seriously....more

New Media vs. Old: Will Facebook Deal DVDs Their Final Blow?

Well, it's official -- it's the future. I've yet to see a hoverboard, but video chat is so integrated into our lives that they do it on Sesame Street, cars are FINALLY going electric, and now...drum roll please... you can rent movies on freaking Facebook. ...more

I watch Glee on my laptop, but I will still buy the DVD of a movie that i've seen before but ...more

DVD Corner: About That Girl and Her Tattoo…

I kept noticing this “Tattoo” book on the local paperback best seller list for the past year or so and  I got curiouser and curiouser. So, I cheated and watched “The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo” on DVD first and then read the books – yes, plural. I was so hooked on the main characters and their adventures that  reading the whole trilogy by Swedish writer Stieg Larson was the only option.  Had such a great time! (All 3 are now available on DVD) ...more

Last Minute Movie Gift Guide: 2010's Best Picks on Discs

What I'm saying is you want to give 2010's best DVD/Blu-ray releases to your loved ones this holiday season. What an excellent choice! New media is especially welcome during winter vacation days, on holiday flights or while trying to entertain permanently ensconced house guests. Here's a short list of some of the coolest releases from last year to make your shopping that much easier, or to tuck away as a little gift to yourself should the next few weeks give you cause for escape. ...more

I'm living under a rock, because I've only heard of about 1/3 of the shows you mentioned. But ...more

Let Us Talk Now of Emma Peel

No heroine before or since has captured my attention and imagination quite the way Emma Peel did.  Her mod black wetsuit wardrobe, karate-style hand-knifing of villains, utter brilliance, and unflappable demeanor in the face of danger made her a riveting character to want to emulate....more


I think it is perfectly reasonable that we revisit Emma in our prime as we are ...more

Holiday DVD Guide: Give the Gift That's Fun to Borrow

Winter holidays are all about light. Just ask Rudolf. Or my neighbor with the intrusive LED fetish.  Holiday light is the definitive leitmotif, and it's a good one....more

Thank you Deb for the shout out for my friend Kira's Fat Girls Float project. I'm in the ...more


It’s finally Hump-day! Thank God! ...more

Jeeves & Wooster

Well, I finished watching the entire series. Let me state for the record that after I've watched a lot of BBC TV, I start 'speaking' differently. Not with a different accent, but with a different 'voice'. Similar to when Caucasians hang out with their black friend from "da hood" and start speaking the White People Version of Ebonics. So, let the review commence: Too much singing, IMO. In Seasons 3 & 4, they had a few episodes where Jeeves & Wooster were in New York. On those episodes, they had Broadway-like tunes. So I fast forwarded until I thought I saw a person talking. ...more

Swap 'Til You Drop On!

How many times have you heard, “Mom, I am bored of this game? Buy me a new one!” Perhaps, you’ve just bought another book (again), finished it, put it on the shelf to never open it again. You are tired of spending money on games, books, or CDs that you or your family gets bored of so quickly. Unfortunately, this is the age of instant gratification. So how do you spend less, and enjoy more? ...more