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Candy Land to Sweeten Movie Theatres

If you haven't had the pleasure of playing Candy Land with your kids, I suggest you run right out, pick up a copy and sit down for a game tonight. Especially if your kids are teenagers. If they're little ones, however, here's some sweet news to share...

Angelina Jolie makes action movies for her kids

Actress and sometime do-gooder Angelina Jolie claims she makes action movies for her children. I'm not sure who got her to come out of her shell long enough to hear this information--Jolie has been tucked away safely since the birth of her twins...

Movies for geek kids (or kids of geeks)

Wired Magazine is offering up a list of ten films that will help you raise your kids as geeks. First on the list is Star Wars, one of the most significant space movies in history. What geek in the seventies didn't dream of being Luke Skywalker and...

Jason Lee is a dad again

Jason Lee, star of such films as Mall Rats and lead in the wildly popular My Name Is Earl series, is a daddy again. Apparently the birth was kept under wraps as sources say the child made her debut August 10th. What's more exciting about this...

WALL-E: The little robot that could

The hype has been building for months, ever since word first got out last fall about Pixar's new film WALL-E. It's the story of WALL-E (Waste Allocation Load Lifter -- Earth-Class), a determined robot who falls for a sleek new robot named EVE who...

Great films for Dad on Father's Day

There are compromises in every marriage, and renting videos as a couple definitely takes compromise. This Father's Day, why not give your spouse the gift of freedom to watch his favorite movies in peace? The gift of free time is often one of the most...

Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull

One of the nicest things anyone has ever said to me was "This fits you perfectly." We were playing a game at a company party where everyone had the name of a famous person taped to the their back and then had to go around asking others questions to...

What's the silliest movie?

Last Monday, Jared stayed home sick. The night before, he was coughing so hard that he threw up, so we kept him home for the day. It's just as well, I think. We took Sara to school and then came home. He watched Singin' in the Rain, then wanted to...

Pixar's new film: Wall-E

I love Pixar. There, I said it. I would have John Lasseter's baby, if I could. I loved both Toy Story movies, Monsters Inc., and The Incredibles. And, of course, I can't say enough good things about Cars -- it's one of my all time favorite animated...

Fifty years of the wabbit

It's a classic. It was voted, by those who know, as the best ever. And you probably don't even know its name. I know I didn't. Just for the record, it's called "What's Opera, Doc?" and it is the greatest cartoon of all. Furthermore, It's now fifty...

What does a G rating really mean?

Reader Stephanie wrote to ask about movie ratings, specifically the G rating given to Ratatouille, the latest animated film from Pixar. She writes: We took our young son to see Ratatouille this weekend. Most of the content was ok, except a scene in...

Harry Potter casts his spell in Tokyo

Dare I blaspheme? Do I tempt public ridicule and derision? Of course! And so, I will say that the fervor over Harry Potter reminds me of the frenzy that American teenagers exhibited when the Beatles came to town. Not that I'm saying that the Harry...

Harvard: Smoking gets you an R

The Motion Picture Association of America, the movie industry's watchdog group seems to be in a pickle right about now. You see, in order to maximize their profits, what the studios really ought to do would be to put what every one wants to see --...

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