Adventures in Parenting: The Girls See Pete’s Dragon At The Theater

(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

Adventures In Parenting: E.T. Saves Movie Night

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

Review: “Free State Of Jones Is A Messy, Maudlin History Lesson

**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

Hi-Def Rollout! Transformers – The Movie To Make Blu-ray Debut

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