Posts tagged "review"

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 »

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 »
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I will never be the "cool mom" Book Review: Bonding over Beauty

I will never be the "cool mom"  Book Review: Bonding over Beauty
Bonding over Beauty by Erika Katz is targeted to moms of tween girls and the book aspires to be a “comprehensive guide on hair, skin, makeup, hair removal, puberty and more.” The book offers information and advice about everything from hair care of the hair you want (on your head), with to the removal of... Read more »

Springsteen: "I think I'm starting to steal Justin Bieber's audience"

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Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band’s tour de force performance last night at Wrigley Field was, simply put, awesome.  The three and a half hour concert included many memorable moments and special guests Eddie Vedder of Pearl Jam and Tom Morello of Rage Against the Machine. It also included a stellar performance by a... 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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