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Summer Movie Preview: Coming Soon to a Theater Near You

Kung Fu Panda 2. Credit: Disney
With so many sequels, comic book-hero adventures and big-budget action and animated flicks hitting multiplexes near you this summer, we've provided a month-by-month cheat sheet to help you...
Pandas, cars, cowboys and aliens coming to a theater near you.

When Movies Don't Match the Ratings

Despite the rating, you never know what you're going to get. Credit: Getty Images When my friends complain about hearing a baby cry during an R-rated movie ("What were those parents thinking?!"), I waste no time chiming in. But I have...If you're trying to make a decision about whether to see a movie with your child, you can't rely solely on MPAA ratings.

Funny Books, Movies, Games and More: What We Love for a Laugh

There's nothing better than when your kids actually develop their own sense of humor. Credit: Getty Images All parents remember their baby's first smile. And there's nothing better than when your kids actually develop their own sense of...Keep them laughing with funny books, TV shows, movies and games.

Is it OK To Take Underage Kids To R-Rated Movies?

Former "Friends" star David Schwimmer has directed a new film called "Trust", which tells the story of "a family torn apart after their daughter is victimized and sexually assaulted by a man she meets online," according to MTV News. "Trust" is rated..."Trust", a new film directed by David Schwimmer, is rated R, but the actor turned director thinks parents should bring their teens... what do yout think?

Movie Review: 'Hop'

Rated ON for Ages 5 and Up What Parents Need to Know Parents need to know that this live-action/computer-animation hybrid Easter comedy has a positive message about reaching for your dreams. Characters occasionally use insults like "idiot,"..."Hop" is an Easter comedy with a positive message about reaching for your dreams.

Books, Movies, Games, and TV to Share With Kids

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Share these fun things to do with your kids! Credit: Getty Images When you walk into the Common Sense Media offices, some of the first things you notice are the various piles of books,...
Books, movies and games are more fun when you share them.

Reviews: What's New This Week

Seth Rogen, left, and Jay Chou star in "The Green Hornet." Credit: AP Photo/Jaimie Trueblood, Columbia Pictures-Sony Here is a look at what's new this week in family entertainment as adapted from reviews and ratings by Common Sense..."The Green Hornet" rides into theaters, while "Alpha and Omega" lands on DVD.

Theaters Nationwide Host Special Movie Screenings for Kids With Autism

Parents with autistic children can hit the movies with their kids at Sensory Friendly Films screenings. Credit: Getty Images There may be a "Silence is Golden" policy at the AMC movie theater chain, but this weekend certain...Autism Society, AMC have partnered to screen new movies for autisic children.

Reviews: What's New This Week

Yogi Bear finally makes his big-screen debut. Credit: AP/ Warner Bros. Pictures 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...Yogi Bear, Steve Carell and Justin Bieber are all in the pop culture hot seat this week.

Reviews: What's New This Week

"The Chronicles of Narnia: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader" takes the action to sea. Credit: AP Photo/20th Century Fox, Phil Bray Here is a look at what's new this week in family entertainment as adapted from reviews and ratings by...Are you going to check out "The Chronicles of Narnia: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader" this weekend? Get the lowdown on what's new this week in family entertainment as adapted from reviews and ratings by Common Sense Media.

Reviews: What's New This Week

Natalie Portman stars in "Black Swan." Credit: Niko Tavernise, Fox Searchlight/AP
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...
Ballerinas, soldiers and elves take over pop culture this week.
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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: "Tangled" "Tangled" is Disney's animated retelling of the...Here is a look at what's new this week in family entertainment as adapted from reviews and ratings by Common Sense Media.

Reviews: What's New This Week

Our favorite boy wizard is back in "Harry Porter The Deathly Hallows: Part 1." Credit: Jaap Buitendijk, Warner Bros. Pictures/AP
Here is a look at what's new this week in family entertainment as adapted from reviews and ratings by Common Sense...
Are your little witches and wizards dying to see "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part One?" Get the lowdown on what's new this week in family entertainment as adapted from reviews and ratings by Common Sense Media.

Reviews: What's New This Week

Denzel Washington, left, and Chris Pine are shown in a scene from "Unstoppable." Credit: Robert Zuckerman, AP/20th Century Fox Here is a look at what's new this week in family entertainment as adapted from reviews and ratings by Common...Should your family see "Unstoppable?" Get the lowdown on what's new this week in family entertainment as adapted from reviews and ratings by Common Sense Media.

Reviews: What's New This Week

Matt Damon stars in the drama "Hereafer." Ken Regan, Warner Bros. / AP
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...
Is Matt Damon's new movie "Hereafter" appropriate for kids? Here is a look at what's new this week in family entertainment as adapted from reviews and ratings by Common Sense Media.

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