Why I'm Excited About the Remake of 'Annie': Cameron Diaz Makes the Sun Come Out Tomorrow

Does the world really need a remake of the film Annie? Yes, and here's why. The Inquisitr reports that Cameron Diaz, Jamie Foxx and young Quvenzhané Wallis are set to star in the musical movie makeover. ...more

Five Things I Learned from Alexander, His Family and His Very Bad Day

Disclaimer:  If you haven't seen Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No-Good, Very Bad Day, don't read this yet! But do go see it. It's good!This weekend at an all-night movie lock-in for high schoolers, we got to see Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No-Good, Very Bad Day. Really, those adjectives are a bit of an understatement.  Their day was really crappy to say the least, but overall, they all survived and at the end of it, were still a good, solid, loving family. Really, that matters more than anything. ...more

Why Star Wars Rocks My Geek Family

Family Holiday Movie Rental Review Roundup

So another holiday weekend has come and almost gone. We've hardly left the house in days. However I, being a wise and intelligent mom (this ain't my first rodeo...) visited the handy dandy Redbox nearest our home on Wednesday morning to procure us some Holiday Rental Delights.To save you some trouble, here's my extremely opinionated view of the movies we saw this weekend:...more

Farewell Harry Potter

I read my first Harry Potter Book in the Portland Maine Jetport. I was returning home from a a college board of trustees meeting. There, we raised tuition, talked about sexism in fraternities and the cost of heating a campus where snow could commence as early as November and linger until April.  Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone was my fly by night gift to myself, a simple impulse buy along with an Oh Henry candy bar.  I opened it in the terminal and never stopped reading....more

You Go, Girl! Five Strong Females in Family Films

Most of us probably grew up reading classic fairy tales where the princess finds herself in peril, gets rescued by the handsome prince (who slays the dragon), and they all live happily ever after. Well, everyone except the dragon, that is.But life just isn't like that, is it? More often than not, the prince never shows up. Or if he does, he's not what we expect. He might need sensitivity training or better communication skills....more
hermione (and mrs weasley, since she is often grouped as a strong woman) is a horribly weak ...more