Don't Miss August 2015

Family-friendly movies and games everyone's talking about.

Donald McDermott

Forever Fantastic

Marvel Comics' original and longest running superhero team is back on the big screen this summer in The Fantastic Four (20th Century Fox). The action-packed flick focuses on four young outsiders who teleport to an alternate universe that gives them daunting new abilities they must learn to harness and use together to save Earth from a former friend turned enemy. Starring Miles Teller, Michael B. Jordan and Kate Mara, The Fantastic Four blasts into theaters across the country on August 7!

Monster Madness

After her fashion show is a huge success, Clawdeen Wolf receives a special invitation to study abroad in Monster High - Scaris: City of Frights. The new DVD release follows Clawdeen and some of her Monster High friends as she gets the chance to train under Madame Monatellea Ghostier, the famous Scaris, France fashion designer. But when Clawdeen's friends suspect there is more going on than meets the eye, it's up to them to save Clawdeen before Madame Ghostier's plan is achieved. Order your copy today.

On The Side

SideChef, the award-winning step-by-step cooking app, challenges kids to get in touch with their own inner chef. The Kids Summer Cooking Contest encourages participants to choose a dish to make from more than 30 breakfast, lunch, dinner, dessert and snack recipes. Take a picture of each original creation and share it on Instagram or Facebook with the hashtag, #SideChefKids. Then register online at www.sidechef.com/kidscookingcontest. The first fifty entries will receive a special apron just for kids, and the two families who cook the most recipes will win a customized gift that include a personalized lunch box, a $100 gift card to their grocery store of choice and delicious homemade treats from SideChef. Entries will be accepted through October 20, 2015.

The Next Generation

They're not bad. They're just born that way. They're the offspring of some of the greatest villains of all time in the Disney Channel original movie, Descendants. High school in the kingdom of Auradon is about to get a whole lot more interesting when the newly crowned prince gives the exiled daughters of the Evil Queen and Maleficent, and the sons of Cruella De Vil and Jafar a chance to clean up their acts and attend school on the mainland with the children of your favorite fairy tale heroes. This unique new tale is available now in stores and online wherever DVDs are sold.

A Hole in One

Break free from what you think a golf game is supposed to be with a little help from Rory McIlroy PGA Tour Golf. Score a hole in one with your family by picking up this new game from EA Sports, complete with courses, players and crowd graphics like you've never seen. Not to mention state of the art swing mechanics, even bigger fantasy courses and customizable gameplay styles. In stores and online now, Rory McIlroy PGA Tour Golf is available for the Playstation 4 and Xbox One game systems.

Just For Kicks

A reluctant young hero named Amadeo steps up when his town is threatened in Underdogs (The Weinstein Company). When his long time rival returns home to avenge an old grudge, the pint sized players from Amadeo's foosball table are magically brought to life to take part in the biggest underdog challenge ever as Amadeo tries to save the town and win back the love of his life! Offering endless animated fun for everyone, Underdogs kicks its way into theaters on August 14.

Even More Minions

Hot on the heels of their smash summer hit, the folks at Illumination Entertainment, creators of The Minion Movie, encourage children of all ages to download a brand new app! Minion Paradise takes players along for the ride on the vacation of a lifetime when a bumbling new minion named Phil sinks the cruise ship carrying all of his minion buddies. Now it's up to you turn their deserted tropical island into the perfect paradise. Download it free today at the app store.

Unlimited Batman

The Joker enlists the help of some serious heavyweight bad guy backup to try and bring down The Dark Knight once and for all in Batman Unlimited: Monster Mayhem. Solomon Grundy, Silver Banshee, Clayface, and Scarecrow all come to the aide of The Joker in his diabolical Halloween quest to render modern technology useless and take over Gotham City. Batman Unlimited: Monster Mayhem is available in stores and online now for both DVD and Blu-ray.

Love in the Air

Ashley Newbrough stars as a young at heart graduate student who befriends a girl and her father, in Love Under the Stars. A Hallmark Movies and Mysteries world premiere, the original made for TV movie is an inspiring story about finding love in unexpected places, and finding support from newfound friends. Also starring Golden Globe winning actor Barry Bostwick, parents, grandparents and even friends of the family are sure to fall for this romantic comedy that airs exclusively on the Hallmark Channel on August 16 at 9pm

Feeling Sheepish

When Shaun decides to take the day off and have some fun, he gets a little more action than he bargained for in the Shaun the Sheep Movie. Opening in theaters on August 7, this stop motion animation movie is based on the short film A Close Shave, and comes from the award winning creators of Wallace and Gromit. The brand new animated feature comes complete with a farmer mix up, a caravan, a very steep hill, and Shaun's big chance to return the flock safely to their grassy green home.