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Don't Miss May 2014

Family-friendly movies and games everyone's talking about.

Donald McDermott

Still Amazing

Everyone's favorite web-slinging, wall-crawling hero is back on the big screen in The Amazing Spider-Man 2. Available in 2D and 3D, the highly anticipated sequel finds Peter Parker's alter ego facing off against new villains Electro and the Rhino. The flick swings into theaters on May 3.

A Grand Slam

Just in time for the start of baseball season, Sony presents MLB 14 The Show! The game features incredible graphics, expanded options, draft levels, instruction for beginners, commentary, and more. Rated E for Everyone, MLB 14 The Show is available now for the PS3 and PS4 game systems.

Feel the Power

One of Nickelodeon's most successful series is back and even more supercharged in Power Rangers Megaforce: The Great Dragon Spirit. The release includes four unforgettable episodes that focus on a group of teenage heroes who defend the world from evil. Power Rangers Megaforce is available on DVD and Digital HD now.

Dorothy's Back

Glee star Lea Michele dons ruby slippers and takes on the title role in Legends of Oz: Dorothy's Return. Opening in theaters May 9, the new animated adventure finds Dorothy back in Oz to save her friends. The heartwarming film also features the voices of Jim Belushi, Dan Aykroyd, Kelsey Grammer, and Megan Hilty.

Wildlife Wonders

Oceanhouse Media invites families to go along for the ride with the legendary Cat in the Hat in A Great Day for Pup! - All About Wild Babies. The charming and educational book app takes kids on a fun exploration of wildlife all over the world. Download your copy from the app store today!

LEGO Action

Get ready to trek across Middle-earth in the LEGO® The Hobbit video game. The kid-friendly game encourages players to "buddy up," work together, and have fun. It is available now for the Xbox One, Xbox 360, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 3, PlayStation Vita, the Wii U, Nintendo 3DS, and Windows PC.

Saddle Up

The stars of Lalaloopsy™ are back for a third magical animated ride in Lalaloopsy Ponies: The Big Show. Based on the popular toy and entertainment lines, the Lalaloopsy girls discover their new pen pals are talking ponies! Lalaloopsy Ponies: The Big Show is on DVD now.

Bowie for Babies

Legendary rock star David Bowie gets the lullaby treatment from Rockabye Baby! Focusing on his songs from the 70s and 80s, Lullaby Renditions of David Bowie features softened versions of Bowie's most well-known hits. Order it on CD or download your digital version today.

Dark and Disney

The tale of one of Disney's most fearsome villains comes to life in Maleficent. The dark, live action fantasy from Walt Disney Pictures follows her from a beautiful young girl to the mistress of all evil who places a curse on the infant princess Aurora. Starring Angelina Jolie, Maleficent opens on May 30.

Hungry for More

Catching Fire, the second installment in wildly popular The Hunger Games franchinse, is ready to be brought home on DVD and BluRay. The worldwide monster box office hit features an all-star cast, an action-packed story, and more than two hours of incredible bonus features. Pick up your copy today!

This column appeared in the May 2014 issue.