Tuesday, July 31, 2012


I shared with you all recently about Phase 4 teaming up with Redbox and giving parents some new releases to entertain kiddos.  Well, I have 3 more new releases in July from Phase 4 to tell you about - Smitty, Freddy Frogface, and Donkey X.

First I have to say my family and I always have a Family Movie Night at least once a week as long as our schedules allow it.  So I was super excited to receive 3 more dvds to share with my kiddos along with some popcorn and mini M&Ms. 


Mischievous thirteen-year-old Ben is sent to his grandfathers farm for the summer, where he crosses paths with a lovable mutt. With help from the unlikely canine companion, Ben learns the importance of friendship, family and responsibility. When life gets tough for Ben, a friendly paw is all it takes to pull him through.


This is a great family movie and is perfect for Family Movie Night.  I really enjoy when I can share a movie with a great message with my children and Smitty is definitely that movie.  I definitely recommend this movie for all ages and it is perfect for a movie night.  It is great since there is no bad language or anything.  Oh and be sure to bring some kleenex.  I did cry while watching it.

The movie is currently available where dvds are sold like Target and Wal-Mart, at Redbox kiosks, and online at Amazon.com for $ 13.99.


Being small doesn´t make life easy for little ten-year-old Victor and his friends, who not only have to face a world full of stern grown-ups but also the town bully Freddy Frogface. When a circus comes to the sleepy little town, Victor is thrilled at having the chance to perform in a talent show with his dog Sausage. Yet Freddy soon comes up with a sinister plot of his own to spoil Victor´s plans.


This movie brought mixed reviews in my household.  My daughters liked parts of it and my son did not like it at all really.  I really liked the dog!  I am not sure if the movie sends the best message to kids about bullying.  Of course it does have bright animation which I liked but like I said the message seemed a little in the wrong direction.

I recommend renting the movie from the Redbox kiosk first to see what you think.  Of course you can also purchase the movie from Target, Wal-Mart, or Amazon.com for $ 19.99.


Follow Rucio, the most adventurous, brave, and mischievous donkey of Castile as he tells the true story of the legendary Don Quixote. Rucio jumps at the opportunity to join Don Quixote on his quest to battle The Half Moon Knight and overcome the dangerous obstacles that lurks them on the way.


This movie is supposed to help kids learn about the story of Don Quixote and I love the idea of using cartoons to share great parts of history or literature.  Now I like the Donkey and so did my kids.  The movie did lose my kids at parts.  There are some witty dialogue that adults can enjoy.  My family seemed to enjoy the movie for the most part.

Donkey X is available at Target, Wal-Mart, Redbox kiosks, and online at Amazon.com for $ 11.21.  So why not rent or buy this movie today and have a movie night with the family.

* I received the above mentioned products solely for review purposes.  The above mentioned opinion is completely my own and completely honest.

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