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My Little Pony Equestria Girls, the full-length feature introducing an exciting dimension to the incredibly popular My Little Pony brand, is coming to Blu-ray and DVD in the US and Canada today! The DVD, which includes outstanding bonus features, is priced at $16.99 SRP and the Blu-ray/DVD/Digital combo at $24.97 SRP. My Little Pony: Equestria Girls is now available for pre-order at, and When Twilight Sparkle’s crown is stolen from the Crystal Empire, she pursues the thief, {Read More}


Liberty's Kids DVD Box Art

Travel back in time with Benjamin Franklin’s teenage reporters as they confront the real and physical dangers of the American Revolution in the Liberty’s Kids complete DVD series. Trapped in opposite sides of the war – James an American colonist and Sarah a young English reporter are forced to choose between friendship and allegiance to their countries. All while they try to look after mischievous Henri, a French boy whose comical escapades constantly lead to trouble. Journey through history and {Read More}

More Minions, More Humor Fills Despicable Me 2

Despicable Me 2 movie review on BeTween Talk

My family and I loved Despicable Me. It had all the makings of a great family movie – super villains, wild gadgets, silly sidekicks and a lot of heart. The transformation of despicable criminal Gru from an angry, lonely, unhappy bad guy to a lovable and warm adoptive dad of three wraps the movie nicely. His child-like sidekicks, the Minions, along with a goofy rival villan gives the movie a lot of humor to go along with the heart. The {Read More}

Rise of the Guardians – Forget What You Know About Childhood Legends and Believe

Rise of the Guardians Movie Review

Rise of the Guardians is one of the most beautifully stunning animated films ever. The scenes and the characters pop off the screen as a cherished Christmas storybook comes to life. This isn’t your average 3-D animated film with cartoon characters and make believe. There is plenty of make-believe, but the animation looks more hand-drawn than computer-animated. This is one of the only recent animated films that also makes great use of the 3-D. It isn’t 3-D to be 3-D: {Read More}

‘Life of Pi’ with a 7-year Old

Life of Pi Movie Review for Between Talk

As my 7-year old and I were walking into the theater to see ‘Life of Pi’ she was telling me alllll about what she’d read in school about how desert plants grow. I was watching the parking lot traffic for us both.  All the way to our seats,  as we sat waiting for the movie to start; right up ’til the lights dimmed she kept going on and on about stuff she’d learned in school. To be honest, I was {Read More}

Spielberg’s Lincoln is One for the History Books


Politics has never been as ugly as it was in our earliest years as a young nation. If there were ever any doubt Steven Spielberg puts it to rest in the telling of the battles fought – on the field and off – in the final four months of Lincoln’s presidency. In these last few months before his assassination in 1865, Lincoln was determined not only to end the Civil War and unite the country, but to end slavery at {Read More}

Wreck-It-Ralph a Hit for HD Kids and Their 8-Bit Parents


My girls, ages 11 and 7, have been anxiously awaiting Wreck-It-Ralph to show up in theaters since they saw the trailers for it this summer. They have been counting the days and when a trailer appears on TV, they stop and watch it yelling, “WE have to see Wreck-It-Ralph! Wreck-It-Ralph!” Both love their Mario Bros, Kirby and more. When the opportunity to see some of their beloved game characters come to life on the big screen, they were all over {Read More}

Hotel Transylvania is a Movie Kids Can Really Sink Their Teeth Into

Hotel Transylvania - Mavis and Jonathan

Everybody needs a vacation. Even monsters. And when monsters need to get away, they visit the lavish, 5-stake Hotel Transylvania – free of humans for over 100 years. Because just like in Monsters Inc., monsters are as afraid of us as we are of them. The Hotel was built and is run by Dracula, who has kept his daughter, Mavis, confined there and free from the dangers of the outside world (and humans) for 117 years now.  And he’d like {Read More}

Win Tickets to a Special Advance Screening of Cinderella in Denver!


“A Dream Is a Wish Your Heart Makes.” CINDERELLA is back for a onetime special advance screening on Sat. 9/29 in Denver! Enter to win your family 4 pass by texting SLIPPER and your ZIP CODE to 43549 (Example Text: SLIPPER 80222) (Entry Deadline: Thursday, 9/27). Chris Bird is a designer, WAHM of one and pilot’s wife living in Colorado. She writes about family travel as Standby Traveling Mom on as well as her many misadventures and life in {Read More}

Sparkle the Movie Shines


A movie with Whitney Houston, THE last movie with Whitney Houston.  *sigh*.  Such talent, such a loss, and you have to wonder if this story was based on part of her history, but I guess I’m not really here to talk about Whitney alone, it’s about the movie. I honestly had no idea what to expect with this one.  Only that I LOVE that era, aside from the political nightmares and segregation, I’m talking about the details to hair, make {Read More}