“The Social Dilemma” is a frightening documentary of self-reflection in a digital age

Documentaries aren’t usually on the watchlist for this column, but after watching “The Social Dilemma” recently, I think it speaks volumes to kids and parents alike. It’s a hybrid documentary and dramatic film highlighting the dangers of social media on both the personal and global levels from tech industries pioneers - and even the very … Continue reading “The Social Dilemma” is a frightening documentary of self-reflection in a digital age

The new season of “Voltron” keeps viewers glued to their seats and eager for more

Did you miss the release of the latest season of “Voltron: Legendary Defender” on Netflix? Don’t worry, I did too. Thankfully, this and the latter season have been shorter runs, so we have seven new episodes to binge and catch up with the Paladins of Voltron. Lotor and Allura are getting rather chummy as they … Continue reading The new season of “Voltron” keeps viewers glued to their seats and eager for more

“Paddington” is a delight for the entire family

Initially I had no desire to see “Paddington” in 2014 for any reason other than to review it for this series. Having only a passing knowledge of the children's book “Paddington Bear”, I assumed it was purely for kids and I wouldn't have any interest. But then it did amazingly well at the box office. … Continue reading “Paddington” is a delight for the entire family

“Voltron: Legendary Defender” season 4 raises the stakes to the next level

While I'm about a month behind on reviewing the latest season of “Voltron: Legendary Defender” on Netflix, it was well worth the wait. This latest season ramps things up perfectly to continue the already thrilling through-line of the animated series. Down to only six episodes from last season's seven and the previous two at 13 … Continue reading “Voltron: Legendary Defender” season 4 raises the stakes to the next level

“Voltron: Legendary Defender” season 3 tackles big topics, delivers big action and fun

“Voltron: Legendary Defender” is easily one of my favorite animated series. Each season develops new and more complex conflicts and character dynamics that elevate what could easily be just a campy Saturday morning cartoon to a respectable, nuanced series great for kids and adults alike. Season three begins with the Paladins of Voltron trying to … Continue reading “Voltron: Legendary Defender” season 3 tackles big topics, delivers big action and fun

And Now Our Feature Presentation: “Lemony Snicket’s A Series of Unfortunate Events” season 1 (2017)

Having to spend a good amount of time indoors during bitter Vermont winters, new Netflix series are always of interest to us. Once Christmas is passed and we've finished watching all the movies we receive for Awards Season, we usually dive right into a new show. We chose the new Netflix series “Lemony Snicket's A … Continue reading And Now Our Feature Presentation: “Lemony Snicket’s A Series of Unfortunate Events” season 1 (2017)

And Now Our Feature Presentation: “Fuller House” Season 2 (2016)

I'll be the first one to admit it: I was a major nay-sayer of the “Fuller House” reboot. And yet I watched the first season and thought, “This is pretty good. Corny, but good.” Then when season 2 was released on Netflix back in December, I was skeptical once again, fearing it would suffer the … Continue reading And Now Our Feature Presentation: “Fuller House” Season 2 (2016)