We’re part of the Stream Team for Netflix and were compensated for this. All thoughts are our own. October is a busy month. The family is all over the place with festivals, birthday parties and leaf watching. My wife and I have been looking forward to another watching this month and that’s the premier of Stranger Things 2 arrives on October 27. To celebrate that we’ll tell you why we think the show is so fabulous, give away some Netflix subscriptions and recommend a couple other shows for the kids and two for the older audiences.

Netflix, stream team, raw, Byzantium, stranger things, graphic violence, super monsters, super monsters on Netflix Stranger Things 2 starts on October 27-we’re giving away a 3-month Netflix subscription to celebrate

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If you’re a fan of quality television then several shows on HBO are on your list. Veep, The Complete Sixth Season and Silicon Valley, The Complete Fourth Season are out on Blu-ray DVD and here’s your chance to win both of them.

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Veep stars the legendary Julia Louis-Dreyfus as the Vice President of the United States. This DVD has loads of extras including seven different audio commentaries with cast and crew, including Tony Hale, Matt Walsh and more. This is a 2-disc set that has ten episodes for fans of sharp writing and witty, political satire will love.

Silicon Valley, The Complete Fourth Season is ten episodes of funny, observational satire about entrepreneurs has been called one of the best comedies on television.

Both of these series are rated MA and intended for mature audiences.

Veep, Season 6 and Silicon Valley, Season 4 on Blu-Ray DVD

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Win a family 4-pack of tickets to Disney Junior at the Movies: Halloveen Party!

October 19, 2017

This special Disney Junior event will include four episodes including Mickey and the Roadster Racers and a never-before-seen episode of Vampirina. The giveaway is valid for tickets to a Fathom Events movie theater near you for the October 26 or 28 show.

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Monster Trucks is a monster driven great good-night book

October 18, 2017

As a good night book, Monster Trucks is just perfect. It’s loaded with playful, colorful scenes of monsters, trucks and silly things. From the mummies putting a giant octopus in an ambulance to witch driving a street cleaner (cleaning cats!), artist Misa Saburi captures young people’s attention. Author Joy Keller’s rhyming text also does a very effective job of keeping young people entertained throughout the book for multiple readings.

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All ages comics for October 18

October 17, 2017

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Android | RSSWhat are the new all ages comics this week? If you want to get some of the mini-comics for Halloween ComicFest the end is nigh. They’re packs of 25 mini-comics and only cost $4.99. There are some great all age graphic novels, collections of comic strips […]

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Elizabeth and Zenobia, middle school Goth that works

October 16, 2017

What Elizabeth and Zenobia does very well as a book is to keep the mystery at a constant level of curiosity. It’s not a scary book, but does have a playful edge of dredge around the perimeter of the story. As soon as Elizabeth and Zenobia arrive at Witheridge House with her father, they’re greeted by Mrs. Purswell, a stern woman who is in charge of the house.
She quickly lays out rules for the property including which areas Elizabeth has permission to enter and those that are prohibited. When Elizabeth requests things for Zenobia her father dismisses it as an overactive imagination that she should’ve aged out of by now.

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Goodbye Christopher Robin is solid movie entertainment for adults

October 15, 2017

A.A. Milne becomes a stay-at-home-dad and the rest is history. Milne and Christopher take strolls through the countryside, use their imagination and make up stories about the boy’s stuffed animals. While well intended, Milne is trying to create a story that can make people realize the futility of war. Instead he created a story that still impacted millions of people about the imagination and play of a young boy and his stuffed animals, but it came at a price.
The book was incredibly successful and Christopher was put to work on the promotion circuit. While it was presented as ‘play’, it obviously wasn’t and the frustration backed up on the young boy.
It’s that frustration that is at the emotional crux of Goodbye Christopher Robin. People familiar with Milne’s biography already know it, but those that don’t know pooh about Pooh will really enjoy the story as it presents itself on film.

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 Graveyard  Shakes, a tween story of ghosts and consequences

October 13, 2017

Again, against that scenario, the fact that Graveyard Shakes is an overwhelmingly optimistic graphic is quite amazing. It does that in addition to parlaying the frustrations and difficulty of teen angst, peer pressure and trying to be your own person, as well as, being a good sibling. The book ties together all of the loose ends so well you almost wish that there was one dangling so that there could be a sequel at the ready.
Graveyard Shakes certainly has a spectral vibe about it, but you’ll enjoy reading it anytime-not just Halloween. Even though the graphic novel has a happy ending, parts of the story and multiple ghostly images might be too much for young elementary school kids.

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