Now is a great time to start buying DVD’s and Blu-rays for Christmas gifts, and here’s a list of movies that might not be on your ‘A’ list, but I think you should seriously consider them.

For Children:
“Tinker Bell and the Great Fairy Rescue” is an all-new, original, full-length animated film featuring our favorite fairy–Tinker Bell. When Disney first introduced Tinker Bell in the classic animated film “Peter Pan,” she clearly had an attitude. She didn’t like Wendy and wanted everyone to know it. Now she’s starring in her own film, and we learn more about her before she met Wendy and the Lost Boys. The movie begins in summertime in the beautiful English countryside where ‘Tink’ is discovered by Lizzy, a little girl who believes in fairies. Their worlds unite and ‘Tink’ develops a special bond with the curious girl in need of a friend.

This friendship leads to trouble and ‘Tink’ and her fellow fairies launch a daring rescue. Tinker Bell takes a huge risk, putting her own safety and the future of the fairies in jeopardy. This action-packed adventure takes the fairies of Pixie Hollow on a daring flight to London to save Tinker Bell and all fairy kind.

“Henson’s Place” is a documentary celebrating the genius and visionary creator of the Muppets, Jim Henson. What a great way to show a child the power of imagination and how it can impact the world.

From honing his skills as a puppeteer in college to creating some of the world’s most beloved characters, see the imaginative genius like never before. You will get a behind-the-scenes look inside the revolutionary Jim Henson’s Creative Shop. Experience Henson’s desires to not only create new worlds, but also to celebrate the child inside all of us.

About Children:
“Babies.” Everybody loves babies. This movies travels the globe following four newborns simultaneously from different corners of the world; Ponijao from Nambia, Bayarjargal from Mongolia, Mari from Tokyo, and Hattie from San Francisco.

It is a scientific fact that babies love looking at other babies, and what a joy for young and older adults to learn how children of other cultures are raised; it’s truly a celebration of life.

“Just Wright” is just right for family entertainment. Queen Latifah has done it again; the girl knows how to make a romantic movie.

She stars as Leslie Wright, a straight-shooting physical therapist who gets the gig of a lifetime working with NBA All-Star Scott McKnight (played by Common); this is thanks to her gold-digging ‘play’ cousin (Paula Patton), who has set her sights on snagging McKnight. She doesn’t see Leslie (Queen Latifah) as a threat.

Oh, but love creeps in and the game is on, but not right away. It’s about self-value, and loving who you are and no one can get that story line across better than Queen Latifah.

“Just Wright” is a necessary video for your collection right along side her other outstanding films.

Action and Adventure:
“The Legend of Bruce Lee.” Okay, remember back in the day Bruce Lee was the man, and for many across the world he still is. Lee popularized the art of martial arts and brought it to the mainstream with a bang. Lee thrilled audiences with his moves, and he was more than a movie star, he was a writer and creator. The popular television series “Kung Fu” was created by Lee, but racism prevailed and the late David Caradine was given the role against Lee’s wishes.

“The Legend of Bruce Lee” film is authorized by the Lee family, and his daughter Shannon Lee is the executive producer. The movie is based on the life of Bruce Lee and features Michael Jai White (“Why Did I Get Married?,” “Black Dynamite”), Danny Chan Kwok Kwan (“Kung Fu Hustle”), Michelle Lang (“Disaster Movie”), and Mark Dacascos (“Cradle to the Grave”) just to name a few. This flick is a must for martial arts and action fans of all ages.

These titles will be great additions to your movie library, and they are all available now.

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