Families Have Lots Of Viewing Options As They Spend The Holidays Together

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It’s hard to believe, but there is officially a little more than a week left in the almost old year. For most of the country, it means winter break is here and kids are out of school, getting excited over Christmas and relaxing. That means lots of parents out there are struggling to find ways to entertain their kids and maybe also keep their brains growing at the same time. Phil’s Picks’ final “best of” list for this year will hopefully help with those efforts.

The last of this year’s “best of” lists focuses on the year’s top new single-disc family friendly DVDs and Blu-rays. It features new releases for families from PBS, Shout! Factory, and Nickelodeon, as well as Turner Broadcasting/Cartoon Network, and even 20th Century Studios. It runs the gamut from the educational to the entertaining, too.

Without any further ado, here is the last of Phil’s Picks’ “best of” lists for 2021, this year’s Top 10 New Family DVDs/BDs.


  1. Hero Elementary: Sparks’ Crew Animal Rescue
  2. Wild Kratts: Cats and Dogs
  3. Dinosaur Train: Adventure Island
  4. Molly of Denali: Molly & The Great One
  5. Are You Afraid of the Dark?: Curse of the Shadows
  6. Victor & Valentino: Folk Art Foes
  7. Ron’s Gone Wrong
  8. Jungle Cruise
  9. Paw Patrol: The Movie
  10. PBS Kids Christmas Collection
  11. Thomas & Friends All Engines Go!: Time For Teamwork
  12. Sesame Street: Things Elmo Likes
  13. Sesame Street: Wonderful World of Friends
  14. Baby Shark’s Big Show!
  15. PBS Kids 15 Girl Power Adventures

That’s it for this year, folks. Again though, there are lots of new titles already announced and scheduled for 2022, so Phil’s Picks is already looking forward to next year for all the new family DVDs and BDs and so much other content. Stay tuned!

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Watertower Music To Release Zach Snyder’s ‘Justice League’ Soundtrack Alongside Movie’s Debut

Courtesy: Watertower Music

Fans of director Zach Snyder’s Justice League will get a special experience next week.

Those fans will get not only the movie, but its soundtrack the same day through Watertower Music, a division of Warner Records and Warner Brothers. The soundtrack was composed by Tom Holenborg (a.k.a. Junkie XL).

The movie’s soundtrack features two new songs previously unreleased in Warner Brothers’ original cut of the movie. They are ‘Middle Mass‘ and ‘The Crew at Warpower

Holkenborg, calling the soundtrack his “Mount Everest of Scores” spoke highly of the experience of working on the movie’s music.

“Scoring Zack Snyder’s Justice League has been a project like no other in my career,” said Holkenborg. “It’s a four-and-a- half-hour movie. I wrote so much music! The score is, at times, fully electronic, and at other times fully orchestral. It included many global elements, rock and even trap. And it was all written during Covid, so it was an incredibly hands on, isolated and intense experience; and I think that comes out in the score. This project demanded so much on so many levels, and all of us involved owed it to the fans and Zack to give it everything we had.”

The extensive track listing for the movie’s soundtrack is noted below.

Song to the Siren  Performed by Rose Betts

A Hunter Gathers 


Things Fall Apart

Wonder Woman Defending / And What Rough Beast

World Ending Fire 

Middle Mass 

Long Division 

No Paradise, No Fall 

The Center Will Not Hold, Twenty Centuries of Stony Sleep 

As Above, So Below 

No Dog, No Master 

Take This Kingdom by Force 

A Splinter from the Thorn That Pricked You 

Cyborg Becoming / Human All Too Human 

The Path Chooses You 

Aquaman Returning / Carry Your Own Water  

The Provenance of Something Gathered 

We Do This Together 

The Will to Power 

Smoke Become Fire 

I Teach You, the Overman 

A Glimmer at the Door of the Living 

How We Achieve Ourselves 

The Sun Forever Rising 


Superman Rising, Pt. 1 / A Book of Hours 

Beyond Good and Evil 

Monument Builder 

Monument Destroyer 


So Begins the End 

The House of Belonging 


Flight Is Our Nature 


And the Lion-Earth Did Roar, Pt. 1 

And the Lion-Earth Did Roar, Pt. 2 

Superman Rising, Pt. 2 / Immovable  

At the Speed of Force 

My Broken Boy 

That Terrible Strength 

An Eternal Reoccurrence of Change 

We Slay Ourselves 

Your Own House Turned to Ashes 

All of You Undisturbed Cities 

The Art of Preserving Fire 

The Crew at Warpower 

The Foundation Theme (from Zack Snyder’s Justice League) 

Batman, a Duty to Fight / To See 

Batman, an Invocation to Heal / To Be Seen  

Wonder Woman, a Call to Stand / A World Awakened  

Flash, The Space to Win / Our Legacy Is Now  

Hallelujah     Performed by Allison Crowe

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