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Star Wars Clone Wars Ultimate Blaster Can Be Assembled in different ways to create different configurations

That part of it seems perfect to me though, as he's developing some coordination with his hands while playing with this toy but it's not too hard for him to do, which would make him uninterested or have us changing it all the time. His little friend also loves it, I'm sure his parents will end up buying this too. My older teen son likes to play with it also, which gives the 4 year-old an occasional play partner (he will even gladly let the older brother use the better gun cuz he's happy to have him playing guns with him). Heck, I even play with it with him sometimes!

DVD Review: The Berenstain Bears Halloween Treats

Now onto the content, you get 7 segments totaling 84 minutes. There use to be two segments making up one whole show when it first aired so in this case you are getting like 3 whole shows and a half for a decent price. The shows have opening and end credits intact just like they use to air. I hadn't seen this show since it first aired and I wondered if it still would be fun to watch and I have to say it still holds up well and I can say children of today can appreciate it too, maybe if they're too hooked on the new version they may not like it as kids are fussy like that but if you're a kid who grew up in 1980s this might just be the version you'd rather your children watch today as it has all the lessons and fun intact to enjoy.

John Carpenter's Halloween Restored Limited Edition feat. Jamie Lee Curtis - DVD Blu-Ray Review

Filmed by and starring mostly young people and newcomers on an extremely small budget, "Halloween" was the little independent picture that could. The intentions of John Carpenter and partner Debra Hill to make a truly classic work of horror and film here really come through, so much so that "Halloween" earned critical acclaim, plenty of copycats, a ton of sequels and merchandise, and even a recent and wholly unnecessary remake franchise. Now, personally, while I love horror film, I don't tend to lean towards the slasher stuff. In fact, I have always just considered them something to watch when there was nothing else interesting on. To me, they all tend to be too similar. However, I've been taking a closer look at them lately, especially the original films in the most popular series. I've come to find that usually these films are well worth a second look. Halloween undoubtedly is one of, if not THE best film in the genre. I find I am liking it better with each viewing. The performances, particularly those of Jamie Lee Curtis and Laurie Strode and the film's star power, Donald Pleasence as Dr. Sam Loomis, are excellent, the music by John Carpenter is crucial, and the Halloween day and night setting and atmosphere really push the film over the edge. In fact, as excellent as the tense and spooky nighttime and climax scenes are, I really think I enjoy the daytime stuff more than anything, and I greatly love all the Halloween nostalgia moments throughout. We need that in more films. Overall, this film is a thrilling treat to watch anytime, but especially around Halloween!

Little Bear Halloween Stories - Kristin Fairlie, Andrew Sabiston, Tracy Ryan: DVD Review

That said, this is still a great show. There's actually lot of content on this DVD --- around 75 minutes worth. In a smart move, each individual story is accessible from the main menu and the full opening and closing plays for each story --- so you / your kids have the choice of whether to watch it or fast-forward through it. Unfortunately, other than promos for other Nick Jr. releases, there are no special features.

DVD review: Max & Ruby's Halloween: Rebecca Peters, Tyler Stevenson, Samantha Morton, and Billy Rosemberg

I'm really not sure what it is about Max & Ruby that enthralls my son so much. In an era of CGI animation, snazzy songs, and fast-paced action, he consistently watches his other Max & Ruby DVD, and now, this video. Ruby is gently bossy, trying to get Max to do what she wants. Max, of course, has his own ideas! (And like my husband asked me the other day "Where in the world is the mother in this series?")

But my son really enjoys Max & Ruby and it's great that parents and caregivers won't have to worry about innuendo, MTV-paced sequences, shrillness or meanness with these characters.

Steven Seagal, Deepak Chopra, Buzz Aldrin, Miranda Kerr to Shutdown Facebook and Stop Social Networking

London, UK, October 28, 2010 (Washington Bangla Radio / PRWEB) Steven Seagal, Deepak Chopra, Buzz Aldrin, Miranda Kerr and people in more than 50 countries have committed to shutdown their social networks on November 1.

It won’t be easy for the addicts, but they’re doing it voluntarily to raise funds and encourage a greater understanding of people with autism who find social communication a challenge.

Film Preview: FranknSon Indie 3D Animated Movie in the style of Toy Story and Shrek

FrankNSon 3D Animation Film Poster

Rockaway, NJ, October 28, 2010 (Washington Bangla Radio / PRWEB) "FranknSon" ( is a feature-length, 3D animation that has just entered development and will go into production next year. “FranknSon” tells the story of a young monster in search of a family. It’s a tale that will appeal to both kids and adults; as it draws upon the legendary Monsters from the golden age. It is about a forgotten group of Monsters that gets a second chance and a village that needs redemption. It’s a timeless story of love and family, of friendship and loyalty. Apart from great characters, it has a wonderful screenplay. There are elements of the best “buddy movies” with a touch of The Magnificent Seven/Seven Samurai meets FranknSon. In “Franknson” there are heroes we can really care for in the best traditions of Disney, Pixar, or Dreamworks.

Why would an indie group choose to make a 3-D monster animation?

Nepal Road Project Link Remote Communities, Boost Trade - $49 Million Loan from Asian Development Bank

MANILA, PHILIPPINES, Oct 28, 2010 (Washington Bangla Radio / ADB) Nepal, with assistance from the Asian Development Bank (ADB), is to step up road improvements and customs systems enhancement to link remote, rural communities to markets and services, and to boost cross-border trade.

ADB's Board of Directors approved loan and grant assistance totaling $49 million for the Subregional Transport Enhancement Project.

"This initiative will promote economic development in the remote northeastern hill country and help increase trade along major international corridor routes," said Hiroaki Yamaguchi, Principal Transport Specialist in ADB's South Asia Department.