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Films for the fourth

With some cities canceling their fireworks celebrations due to budget problems, watching a good old patriotic film might just be the alternative you're looking for. But what to watch? There are so many to choose from? Well, here's a list of a few of...

Gyllenhaal puts parenting skills to work

There's a lot to appreciate Maggie Gyllenhaal for--she's a great actor who tackles thoughtful roles. Perhaps the producers of her new movie appreciate her even more now that she's a mom. Gyllenhaal recently used her parenting skills on the set...

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...

What do American Girl and Sex & the City have in common?

Strange question to ask, but the answer might surprise you even more--a lot. Other than the fact that both are viewed by female audiences, have television programming with big turnout and are being released from silver screen to the big screen,...

Gillian Anderson pregnant!

I love Gillian Anderson. Well, I love Dana Scully, the detective she played on television's mega-hit and possibly my all-time favorite TV show, The X-Files, so I guess I love Dana by default. Either way, I am happy to announce that Ms. Anderson is...

Angelina Jolie compares raising kids to action movies

Just when I think Angelina Jolie is going to annoy me to death, she whips out some quip or does something fantastic that reminds me how people with money and power can--and do--actually use it for good. Sometimes, too, the beautiful and privileged...

But, is it worth getting a babysitter?

On Friday night my husband and I hired a babysitter so we could go see Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull. (Check out our review here.) We joined some other friends of ours who also have a baby and used the same sitter. In addition,...

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...

Saturday night date night - at home

Ever since Jared was born, Rachel and I haven't had much opportunity to go out together, just the two of us. The number of times we've gone out, sans kids, can be counted on one hand. So far this year, however, we've gone out twice, and I think we're...

Theatre bans unaccompanied kids

We were in Carson City a week and a half ago, but little did we know about the controversial change that had taken place at the town's only movie theatre. Beginning February 15th, no one under the age of eighteen would be allowed in the theatre after...

Dr. Seuss returns to the big screen

Every week, Jared brings home a book from the school library and we make sure that it is one of the stories we read to him at bedtime. This past week, the story was Dr. Seuss' classic, Horton Hears a Who! If you're not familiar with it, it's the...

Spike Jonze's where the wild things are

As you may have heard, movie maverick Spike Jonze is making a movie of Maurice Sendak's beloved children's classic Where the Wild Things Are. If you've seen any of Spike's work, such as Being John Malkovich, Adaptation or his video for the Beastie...

Going to the movies: Juno

The movie Rachel and I saw last weekend was a little-known film called Juno. It tells the tale of Juno, a quirky teenager who decides to have sex with her best friend instead of watching the Blair Witch Project on TV and winds up pregnant. The...

The Golden Compass points away from Narnia

When I was a pre-teen, I read the entire Chronicles of Narnia series. Afterwards, my brother asked me if I got the symbolism. Apparently, Aslan, the lion, is supposed to represent Jesus or something. I didn't get it, even after I knew it was there....

Favorite Christmas holiday movies

It's that time of year again--"the most wonderful time of the year!" Holiday season is upon us whether we like it or not. Once we get all the, "gee, where did the time go?" business out of our heads we can start preparing for the holidays. well,...

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