$15.99 at AmazonIt's so hard to get out to the movies when you've got a house full of wee ones. That's why we always let you know when the good stuff becomes couch-friendly. Enjoy this week's crop of new-to-DVD movies and other treats!
Alice in Wonderland
This isn't yet available in 3-D, but speaking as someone who was devastated to have missed it in the theater, you can bet I'm going to put it at the top of my Netflix queue ASAP. This isn't a strict retelling, but a fantasy sequel to the classic tale, created by Tim Burton and featuring Johnny Depp as the Mad Hatter and Helena Bonham Carter as the Red Queen. Bonus: Very girl-powery and fierce, with a 19-year-old Alice leading an army.
The Wolfman ($17.99 at Amazon)
Benicio Del Toro reprises his turn as The Dog-Faced Boy in this revival of the ol' guy turning into a dog genre. With all the vampire mania going on, this seems like a natural. Reviews are mixed, but that's the beauty of couch-watching -- no commitment. The trailer looks creepily awesome, and it also stars Anthony Hopkins, Hugo Weaving, and Emily Blunt -- not bad.
Classic Alert: Peanuts: 1970s Collection, Vol. 2 ($21.99 at Amazon)
I remember, as a kid, wondering whose bright idea it was to have a Charlie Brown special that celebrates ... Arbor Day?! But what the heck! By now, it's a classic. This collection includes "Be My Valentine," "You're a Good Sport," "What a Nightmare," "It's Your First Kiss," "You're the Greatest," and the aforementioned "It's Arbor Day." This and the previous collections are a great addition to the rainy-day, car-trip collection for the kids.
Thomas & Friends: The Greatest Stories (Two-Disc Special Edition) ($12.99 at Amazon)
It's laundry day! Time to pull out 20 episodes of Thomas! Your secret is safe with us. We'll never tell.