(SPOILER ALERT: tread carefully if you don’t want to know details about the movie) The movie theater is a sacred temple. That’s how I’ve always viewed it, because I learned very early on that one goes to the movie to sit and enjoy the visual splendor on the screen, not to have a play date… Read More Adventures in Parenting: The Girls See Pete’s Dragon At The Theater
I spent so much time at the movies as a kid, the ushers should have collected a babysitting allowance from my parents. At the old Loew’s Westchester Twin Theater, I saw countless classics — and many others that most certainly were not classics — in the late 70s and early 80s. Those regular visits the movies… Read More Whatever Happened To All The Great PG-rated Movies?
The last movie night at my house was an unmitigated disaster, with Alexia running to her mom in tears over the surprising sadness from the strained mother-daughter relationship in “Brave.” I am happy to report Friday night’s screening went much better — although, really, it couldn’t have gone worse than “Brave” did. The movie this… Read More Adventures In Parenting: E.T. Saves Movie Night
**WARNING – Spoilers lie ahead. Tread carefully!** Maybe Hollywood should re-think its approach to the Civil War historical drama. As the new movie “Free State Of Jones” once again proves, these movies, with few exceptions — like “Glory” — tend to become exercises in exorcising the demons of American racism exhibited by whites against minorities. And not… Read More Review: “Free State Of Jones Is A Messy, Maudlin History Lesson
Looks like Warner Bros. paid attention to the venomous response from fans to Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice. Several reports from prominent members of the Geek media invited to the set of the new Justice League movie indicate that director Zack Snyder, likely under some sort of mandate from the studio, is going for… Read More Brighter Days Ahead For THE JUSTICE LEAGUE?
My girls are officially Disneyphiles. “Frozen” was the gateway drug that has them jonesing for more. Which has me struggling with a dilemma — trying to determine the proper viewing order of the Disney canon for Alexia and her little sister Talia. Alexia is dying to see “Finding Dory” when it opens this weekend, even… Read More The Disney Dilemma
Big news on the 80’s nostalgia front. Transformers – The Movie, the 1986 animated feature that took the Transformers franchise up a few notches thanks to amped-up animation and an INSANE voice cast, is finally getting a Blu-ray release (check out the key art for the release above). The Dad Encyclopedia is quite jazzed by this… Read More Hi-Def Rollout! Transformers – The Movie To Make Blu-ray Debut