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American Girl: McKenna Shoots for the Stars Blu-ray Review

10 July 2012 7:34 PM, PDT | Cinelinx | See recent Cinelinx news »

The Movie Pool thinks the American Girl: McKenna Shoots for the Stars Blu-ray sticks the landing!

The Set-up

A young gymnast (Jade Pettyjohn) struggles with her school grades as she prepares for a regional meet. Also stars Nia Vardalos, Ian Ziering, and Cathy Rigby.

Directed by: Vince Marcello

The Delivery

American Girl: McKenna Shoots for the Stars is the faithful and entertaining live action version of the best-selling series of books. If you are the parent of a young girl, chances are you have already heard of the American Girl books. The movies that they have spawned are outstanding companion pieces, including the McKenna movie.

My sister is an elementary teacher, and her girls are obsessed with American Girl, from the dolls, to the books, and the movies. It has a great reputation with teachers and parents because it espouses

The story follows a young girl trying to balance her friendships, »

- feeds@themoviepool.com (Victor Medina)

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DVD Playhouse--July 2012

8 July 2012 11:26 PM, PDT | The Hollywood Interview | See recent The Hollywood Interview news »

By Allen Gardner

The Samurai Trilogy (Criterion) Director Hiroshi Inagaki’s sprawling epic filmed from 1954-56 is an early Japanese Technicolor masterpiece, rivaling the scope of filmmakers like David Lean and Luchino Visconti. Toshiro Mifune, Japan’s greatest actor, stars as real-life swordsman, artist and writer Musashi Miyamoto, following his growth from callow youth to disciplined warrior. The three films: the Oscar winning “Musashi Miyamoto,” “Duel at Ichijoji Temple,” and “Duel at Ganryu Island” are an incredible story of human growth, tender love and sublime, blood-soaked action. Not to be missed. Also available on Blu-ray disc. Bonuses: Interviews with translator and historian William Scott Wilson; Trailers. Full screen. Dolby 1.0 mono.

The 39 Steps (Criterion) Alfred Hitchcock’s 1935 story of spies, conspiracies and sexual tension put him on the map on both sides of the Pond. Robert Donat stars as an innocent thrust into a deadly plot alongside a cool blonde (Madeleine Carroll »

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Exclusive: Nia Vardalos Talks An American Girl: McKenna Shoots for the Stars Blu-ray

2 July 2012 5:35 PM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Nia Vardalos Talks McKenna Shoots for the Stars, an American Girl Blu-ray in stores July 3rd

First released in 1986, the American Girl doll collection has taken the world by storm, launching specialized shops across the country that allow young girls and their families to take part in the American Girl experience. The franchise has also launched its own branded magazine, and the well-received 2008 feature film Kit Kittredge: An American Girl. Now, the popular phenomenon comes home with the first ever direct-to-video full-length feature McKenna Shoots for the Stars, An American Girl Blu-ray and DVD that arrives in stores this Tuesday, July 3rd.

In the tradition of The American Girl storylines that have enchanted parents and children alike, McKenna Shoots for the Stars follows doll of the year McKenna (Jade Pettyjohn) and her real-life adventures in becoming a world-renowned gymnast. To celebrate this release, we have clips, featurettes, and an exclusive »

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HollywoodChicago.com Hookup: 5 ‘An American Girl: McKenna Shoots for the Stars’ DVDs

30 June 2012 2:48 PM, PDT | HollywoodChicago.com | See recent HollywoodChicago.com news »

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“An American Girl: McKenna Shoots for the Stars,” which comes to DVD from Universal Home Entertainment on July 3, 2012, also stars Cathy Rigby, Nia Vardalos, Kerris Dorsey, Ysa Penarejo, Kally Berard, George Chiang, Kadence Kendall Roach, Paiten Raine Roach and Will Woytowich from director Vince Marcello and writers Jessica O’Toole and Amy Rardin.

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Clips from 'An American Girl: McKenna Shoots for the Stars' on Blu-ray and DVD

13 June 2012 8:32 AM, PDT | Upcoming-Movies.com | See recent Upcoming-Movies.com news »

See clips from Vince Marcello's An American Girl: McKenna Shoots for the Stars, starring Nia Vardalos, Ian Ziering, Cathy Rigby, Kerris Dorsey and Jade Pettyjohn. Jessica O’Toole, Amy Rardin write based on the “McKenna” stories by: Mary Casanova. The family film finds release via Universal Studios Home Entertainment on July 3rd on DVD and Blu-ray. Meet McKenna Brooks, a determined and confident young gymnast, in this all-new modern-day adventure. McKenna™ is on track to make the regional competitive gymnastics team but off-track in school, where she’s suddenly struggling to keep up. When her teacher suggests a tutor, she’s embarrassed and desperate to keep it a secret from her friends. Then a bad fall at the gym sidetracks her from her favorite sport. Will she recover in time to make the team? Can she succeed in school, too? McKenna™ needs to focus on her strengths to overcome her challenges – and, »

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Clips from 'An American Girl: McKenna Shoots for the Stars' on Blu-ray and DVD

13 June 2012 8:32 AM, PDT | Upcoming-Movies.com | See recent Upcoming-Movies.com news »

See clips from Vince Marcello's An American Girl: McKenna Shoots for the Stars, starring Nia Vardalos, Ian Ziering, Cathy Rigby, Kerris Dorsey and Jade Pettyjohn. Jessica O’Toole, Amy Rardin write based on the “McKenna” stories by: Mary Casanova. The family film finds release via Universal Studios Home Entertainment on July 3rd on DVD and Blu-ray. Meet McKenna Brooks, a determined and confident young gymnast, in this all-new modern-day adventure. McKenna™ is on track to make the regional competitive gymnastics team but off-track in school, where she’s suddenly struggling to keep up. When her teacher suggests a tutor, she’s embarrassed and desperate to keep it a secret from her friends. Then a bad fall at the gym sidetracks her from her favorite sport. Will she recover in time to make the team? Can she succeed in school, too? McKenna™ needs to focus on her strengths to overcome her challenges – and, »

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An American Girl: McKenna Shoots For The Stars On Blu-ray And DVD July 3, Broadcast July 14 On NBC

25 April 2012 1:30 PM, PDT | WeAreMovieGeeks.com | See recent WeAreMovieGeeks.com news »

Scheduled to Air on Saturday July 14, 2012 at 8/7c on NBC

A talented young gymnast turns trials into triumphs in the inspiring new feature-length movie, An American Girl: McKenna Shoots for the Stars., coming to Blu-ray. Combo Pack, DVD, and Digital Download on July 3, 2012, from Universal Studios Home Entertainment. Inspired by the beloved American Girl® line of dolls and featuring the celebrated 2012 Girl of the Year®, the film stars Oscar® nominee

Nia Vardalos (My Life In Ruins, My Big Fat Greek Wedding), Jade Pettyjohn (.The United States of Tara.) as McKenna., Ian Ziering (.Beverly Hills 90210.), Kerris Dorsey (Moneyball, .Brothers & Sisters.) and former Olympic gymnast Cathy Rigby (Broadway.s .Peter Pan.).

A modern and heartwarming original story about a young girl whose dream to compete as a world class gymnast is jeopardized when she begins to have trouble in school, An American Girl: McKenna Shoots for the Stars. helps girls learn »

- Michelle McCue

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