Educating Tweens and Teens on Pop Culture: The Movies I INSIST My Kids See

It took me a long time to gather my thoughts for this list of essential movies I want my children to see before I can consider their pop culture foundation complete. A long  time. I mean, with all the junk that can be dumped into an impressionable young mind, I had to very seriously consider what junk I wanted throw in there, besides the usual dysfunction. ...more
yesnofilms I didn't see it until after I turned 30!more

Friday Favorites

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'The Fault in Our Stars' No-Spoiler Review or Why I Regret Staying Home Last Night

At first I thought The Godfather had been re-released in theaters. I knew I dropped my 15 year old daughter and her two friends off three hours earlier so they could see the film adaptation of John Green's The Fault in Our Stars, but how else could I interpret this text?      "New favorite movie, indescribable." Image: Twentieth Century Fox ...more
luckylori11 Enjoy!more

Hollywood

There really is no other way to begin, no way to delicately, or eloquently discuss the exact situations that led me to my decision-making today. That led me to never, ever become a victim – again. But therein lies the rub.  Sometimes you don’t know it’s happening. It’s the true nature of victimization. When someone’s motivations are so inauthentic, or so contradictory to your own nature, it becomes difficult to question, nay recognize, what you are seeing happening right in front of you....more

Dare to Be Great

"I'm looking for a dare to be great situation." ~ Lloyd Dobler (Say Anything)...more

Noah, the movie

Crashing waves, back-stabbing family, murderous and envious people, this is the stuff movies are made of, more so this is the stuff life is made of. Then there is also the element of screaming back at God and looking for Hope. I think I really liked this movie although it was not your "fast and furious" kind of movie. In Noah we find ourselves in a simple mode of thinking. We are not left on the edge of our seat but left on the edge of understanding our soul. Our soul shows us our desires but in plain sight our desires reveal our soul. ...more
You are right. Some movies are mirrors of life, sometimes  they reflect our reality and our ...more

"I Haven't Seen It" Review of Frozen

Yep, it's true.  I am one of the 7 people who hasn't seen Frozen yet.  I mean honestly, if you are parents and families out there, I would imagine you only go to the movies a few times a year?  Well, we are selective about what we choose to see in the theaters and what we wait to watch on DVD.  Part of it is cost, part of it is waiting for something worthwhile to see on the big screen.   This time around, my husband took my kids to see Frozen when it was in the theater.  I stayed home....more

Phoenix Film Festival: Interview With Jason Carney

[Originally posted at girlvsplanet.com]...more

7 must see movies {bossy list}

There's so many "bossy" lists out there. Must see movies. Ten places you must visit before you die. World's best pie. (Not sure if that last one is an actual list...) Anyways. None of these lists are authoritative in any way at all so I figure I can totally make my own bossy lists. ...more

Everything is Awesome - The Lego Movie

Everything is Awesome - The Lego MovieEmmet: That's the signal, but the shield is still up. Batman: Then I guess we'll just have to wing it. Batman: That's a bat pun....more