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Reviews: What's New This Week

Here is a look at what's new this week in family entertainment as adapted from reviews and ratings by Common Sense Media. Click on the links to read the reviews in full. In Theaters Now: Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs Other than the food that ...

Students Get X-Rated Lesson

Shocked students get schooled in pornography. Image: Annie Andre/sxc.hu
Parents of some Brooklyn, New York grade schoolers are furious after a curious mix up with a DVD player resulted in their kids getting some very graphic sex education during ...

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...

Kate Winslet Says Angelina Jolie's Life is Like a Soap Opera

I love Kate Winslet. I hardly know her, of course, but I can't help myself. I've watched Kate in most of her movies as she's grown up right in front of me -- we are, in fact, the same age, and both have two kids. Kate, who won two Golden Globes and i...

Bolt - Good Dog, Good Movie

When we went to see Bolt on Friday night, we took friends who just found a little lost kitty in a tree in their backyard. My friend was firm in her commitment not to become its new owner, should it's original family not be found. But after meeting Mi...

Does Twilight Send Teen Girls a Bad Message?

The ContraCostaTimes.com seems to think it does. Twilight, for those of you who've been living under a rock, is the now-big screen movie event of the season based on Stephanie Meyers' novel of the same name. It concerns the romance between a teena...

Wall-E Comes to DVD

Next Tuesday, the latest Pixar film, Wall-E, comes to DVD. In our house, Lightning McQueen is still beloved, but I think Wall-E is getting more playtime these days. In case you haven't seen the film, Wall-E is a waste management robot left on earth t...

Bambi named biggest tear-jerker of all time

Nemo's mom gets eaten in the first few minutes, Cinderella's lost both of her parents, and don't get me started on what happened to poor Old Yeller. Disney movies may be filled with cute, talking-animal sidekicks, but they've never been soft. So it's...

Making movie night worth the babysitter

Babysitters aren't cheap these days and on top of the actual cost you have to figure in the hassle of finding one, instructing them, and, possibly driving them home afterwards. But suppose you've done all that and now you and your significant other a...

Madonna bans acting for daughter Lourdes

Don't mess with the material mom. I think we all know the consequences of that. But what about when you're her daughter? Lourdes is probably just as headstrong as her mommy and may even like to follow in her mother's big footsteps someday. Says ...

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 sa...

Clue boardgame gets unneccessary update

What is it with the remakes? First every movie we've already seen, then all our favorite television programs (Mister Rogers is around the corner, I'm warning you) and now the boardgames. No, they turned Clue into a movie a long time ago--and it was...

Dark Knight - Too scary for PG-13 rating?

On a rare date night, my husband and I went and saw Dark Knight last weekend, to find out what all the excitement was about. Though I thought the movie was really well done and can understand all the buzz, it was hard for me to concentrate on it beca...

Katherine Heigl is too busy for children

Actress and break-out movie sensation Katherine Heigl is too busy for children. The Grey's Anatomy star, whose recent silver screen hits include 27 Dresses and Knocked Up, says she is far too busy to consider having kids. The newlywed's husband...

"Friends" could be heading for the big screen

When we last left the Friends crew, Rachel and Ross had reunited, and Monica and Chandler had just learned they were about to become adoptive parents -- to twins. Phoebe got married, and Joey was... well... still being Joey. It seemed like a good end...

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