Posts tagged "movie"

And the Oscar goes to ... NOT a G movie, because there isn't one nominated

And the Oscar goes to ... NOT a G movie, because there isn't one nominated
And the Academy Award goes to … People are waiting to hear the answer to that on Sunday night’s Academy Award ceremony. The answer will not be any movie that is rated G. Nope, I don’t have a crystal ball, nor did I bribe any of the accountants who tabulated the ballots. It is because... Read more »

Why I am not taking my child to see Les Miserables

Why I am not taking my child to see Les Miserables
My daughter’s teacher told her fifth grade students today that they should see the movie Les Miserables. The teacher said it is a good history lesson, but I’m wondering if she was influenced by the movie’s good performance at the Golden Globe Awards last night.  I have seen Les Mis, but I’m not planning to... Read more »

Monsters, Inc. 3D family movie review

Monsters, Inc. 3D family movie review
My tween and I met up with some old friends from the city for a movie today, and the lack of kid and tween movies this holiday season is appalling.  My tween had already seen the Cirque du Soleil movie and wasn’t impressed. I didn’t feel like having a discussion about prostitution and thus wanted... Read more »
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Family movie review: Wreck-It Ralph is a Winner

Family movie review: Wreck-It Ralph is a Winner
Time for another Tween Us family movie review!  Disney released “Wreck-It Ralph” this weekend and the movie grossed $49.1 million in ticket sales to become the highest-grossing opening weekend in Disney animation history. Ralph is the bad guy in a video game called “Fix-It Felix.” Ralph wrecks things that Fix-It Felix repairs for medals, and... Read more »

'Hotel Translyvania': A Tween Review

'Hotel Translyvania': A Tween Review
My tween saw the movie ‘Hotel Translyvania’ this weekend and rated it an 8 out of 10.  She saw it with a group of 7 friends on a birthday outing. While I didn’t get to see the movie with them, they happily provided their own ratings and the average was a 8.5 out of 10.... Read more »

"Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Dog Days" Family Review

"Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Dog Days" Family Review
“It was good, but the books are better than the movie.” And so my tween learns a lesson that rings true more often than not, and I hate to tell that this is true of not only tween books/movies, but all books/movies. Our family of three went on opening day to see “Diary of a... Read more »
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