Don't Miss January 2015

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

Donald McDermott

Out of this World

Sackboy is back and he's brought along new friends in Little Big Planet 3: Launch Edition. The amazing new game from Sony invites you to explore a world filled with creativity in all corners of the Imagisphere. Pick up a copy today for the PlayStation 3 or 4.

Pan-demonium

One of the most talked about television specials of all time is now on DVD. Broadcast live from New York and starring Allison Williams and Christopher Walken, Peter Pan Live! offers a bold musical production based on the beloved tale about the boy who never grew up. Pick up your copy today.

Spread Your Wings

Lionsgate Home Entertainment brings you the story of Ace, an arrogant young firefighting plane, in Wings: Sky Force Heroes. Available now on DVD, this animated tale of redemption follows Ace as he tries to make up for a reckless mistake that almost cost him his whole team.

Game On

The Nintendo Company offers hours of endless fun with two brand-new games for the Nintendo 3DS. Pokemon Omega Ruby and Pokemon Alpha Sapphire are sure to be hits with kids of all ages. Both games are rated E for Everyone and are available in stores and online now.

Watch Out

The My Mobile Watchdog app gives parents the power to monitor their child's mobile activity. Designed to help keep kids safe, the new app provides more than 20 parental controls that make it simple for you to monitor, block, filter, and track what your child is doing. Find out more at www.mymobilewatchdog.com.

SpongeBob's Sequel

Everyone's favorite underwater hero is back when Nickelodeon Pictures presents The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge Out of Water. The animated action film follows SpongeBob on a quest to recover a stolen recipe. The flick opens on February 6.

Super Sonic

Discover amazing environments, fight colossal enemies, and pilot awesome vehicles in Sonic Boom: Rise of Lyric. The action-packed game from Sega is rated E for Everyone. In stores and online now, Sonic Boom is available for the Nintendo Wii U.

People Power

Anna Faris and Allison Janney, stars of the sitcom Mom, will be your hosts for the People's Choice Awards on January 7. Presented live on CBS, 9-11pm, the annual event has collected more than 70 million votes to determine your favorite performers in a variety of categories. Check your local listings.

Under the Big Top

Don't miss your chance to catch the Big Apple Circus at Lincoln Center in New York City before it closes on January 11! The exciting 37th season brings about Metamorphosis, which transports you to an enchanted world where nothing is impossible. Visit www.bigapplecircus.org or call (888)541-3750 for directions and more information.

Guardians at Home

Take home the biggest movie of 2014 as Guardians of the Galaxy comes to DVD, Blu-ray, and Digital Download. Marvel Studios presents the epic space adventure about a group of misfits who reluctantly come together to help save the universe. Complete with a variety of special features, Guardians of the Galaxy is ready for purchase now.

This column appeared in the January 2015 issue.