GIRL RISING (2013) – Review

Richard E. Robbins‘s GIRL RISING (2013) features stories about girls from developing nations around the world narrated by famous female stars such as Alicia Keys, Meryl Streep and Anne Hathaway. In addition to animated sequences and brilliant cinematography of the girl’s home environment, struggles and successes. The message of the documentary is evident: the importance of cross-cultural education and empowerment. …

POMPEII: THE DOOMED CITY – Review

History Channel’s DVD POMPEII: THE DOOMED CITY (2014) features three documentaries on one disc. Each investigates one of the biggest natural disasters in history: the eruption of Mount Vesuvius in 79 AD. Pompeii, buried under an amazing ten feet of ash, left hundreds dead and their bodies preserved in their final moments. The Pompeii documentaries explore the scientific evidence of …

LAVERNE and SHIRLEY: THE SEVENTH SEASON – Review

CBS‘ LAVERNE AND SHIRLEY: THE SEVENTH SEASON DVD release is a nostalgic trip back to experience one of America’s beloved sitcoms. Penny Marshall and Cindy Williams, first introduced to audiences on another popular sitcom Happy Days as acquaintances of the Fonz the Laverne & Shirley spin-off explored the lives of these two unique women. Set in Milwaukee, the women worked …

FRANKENSTEIN: THE REAL STORY – Review

FRANKENSTEIN: THE REAL STORY, is another brilliant DVD collection from the History Channel®, delves into the myth and reality behind Mary Shelley‘s famous tale that would greatly influence the horror genre. Educational and compelling, the three documentaries offer viewers in-depth information into the author’s life the circumstances that influenced her and how  scientists gruesome experiments served as the inspiration for …

BE MY VALENTINE – Review

Natalie Brown plays Kate, a florist who is hesitant to look for love after her recent breakup, but finds a new spark with a local firefighter just in time for Valentine’s Day. With Valentine’s Day only a month away, Hallmark Channel’s BE MY VALENTINE  has arrived just in time perhaps to set the mood for romance. As with nearly all …