Don't Miss July 2014

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

Donald McDermott

Just the Facts

Facts of Life alumni Kim Fields and Lisa Whelchel reunite on the small screen in For Better or For Worse. The heartwarming original romantic comedy focuses on love, relationships, and second chances. Catch it on The Hallmark Channel on July 19.

Power Play

The Earth is in danger and heroes are needed in Power Rangers Megaforce: Ultra Defenders. Featuring everyone's favorite team of colorful rangers, the new release from Lionsgate Home Entertainment is available now on DVD, Digital HD, and video.

Weird Science

Two tech-savvy sophmores create the perfect boyfriend in the Disney Channel original movie How to Build a Better Boy. But the two best friends learn how fast technology can take things from good to bad. The new family flick debuts on the Disney Channel July 18.

Pass the Popcorn

Keep the kids happily occupied this summer with help from PopcornflixKids. The free movie-streaming app, available on iOS and Androids, provides hours of popular content such as Popeye, The Big Comfy Couch, and much more. Register your kids or find out more by paying a visit to www.popcornflixkids.com.

Pink and Perfect

Angelina and her friends are back for an allnew adventure in Angelina Ballerina®: Perfectly Pink. Angelina dances her way into little girls' hearts while sharing lessons on friendship, loyalty, and fun! Perfectly Pink is available now on DVD and Digital HD.

To The Rescue

The adventures fly higher than ever when Pixar presents Planes: Fire & Rescue. The animated sequel follows championship air-racer Dusty Crophopper as he begins an exciting new career fighting forest fires. Planes: Fire & Rescue soars into theaters on July 18.

Craft and Create

The possibilities are infinite when gaming phenomenon Minecraft comes to the XBOX 360. The highly anticipated game features split screen options, a tutorial mode, new battles, and more. Rated E for everyone, Minecraft is available now in stores and online.

Blast Off

Marvel Studios and Walt Disney Pictures take their cosmic presence on the big screen to another level in Guardians of the Galaxy. Based on the popular comic, the live-action feature is sure to be a summer smash with all ages. Go along for the ride beginning August 1.

Puzzle Power

With more than 4 million downloads in North America, Puzzles & Dragons has become one of the most sought-after apps on the market! The creation of GungHo Online Entertainment offers a unique combination of puzzles, dragon crawling, and monster-collecting action. Download your copy today at www.gunghoonline.com.

Round and Round

Hop aboard for some down-home fun with The Wheels on the Bus: A Day at the Farm. The new DVD from Entertainment One blends live action, animation, and puppetry into an unforgettable musical tale. Pick up your copy today.

This column appeared in the July 2014 issue.