ReelMama

My blog is Reel Mama, specializing in movie reviews, family entertainment, and parenting topics.  I am also a writer and filmmaker with works including "Holy Tortilla" and "Van Gogh/Gauguin."

My Blogs

Disney Movies Anywhere: Get ‘The Incredibles’ for free + Pixar Easter Egg Hunt!

Our movie viewing experience is undergoing a revolution, because we are able to watch them any time, anywhere. Watching movies on different devices is fun, and if your are a parent or caregiver, you know how valuable this can be for kids. Is your little one into Frozen? ...more

25 Easter movies for kids 

Easter is so much fun for kids, and movies with an Easter theme can add to the festivities. ...more

Now playing in theaters ~ Latest movie reviews for April 11, 2014

Our lovely Geetha is back to tell you about everything that’s now playing in theaters this weekend! Check it out! Don’t forget to follow her @scifinutjob on Twitter to stay posted on her latest screenplays and other works! ...more

Getting into preschool is now harder than college, and more expensive

I am banging my head against the wall as I write. My daughter was just waitlisted at ANOTHER preschool. To be precise, we are actually applying for transitional kindergarten (TK), formerly known as Pre-K, but for all intents and purposes it’s part of preschool ....more

Win novel Real Happy Family by Caeli Wolfson Widger! ~ Book #giveaway

I am delighted to bring you another great literary giveaway! I am thrilled to partner with Literally Jen to bring you a chance to win the novel Real Happy Family! You won’t want to miss Jen’s awesome review of the book here, but here is a brief excerpt: In Real Happy Family, debut author Caeli Wolfson Widger shows readers the dark side of seeking fame and fortune in Hollywood through the lives of a dysfunctional family trying to put itself back together after the youngest member is seduced by drugs and an enabler boyfriend ....more

The Pirate Fairy review, clips and activity pages!

The Pirate Fairy, Tinker Bell, Silver Mist, Rosetta, and fairy friends The Pirate Fairy review I love the Tinker Bell movie franchise: it isn’t just that I’m a mom of a four-year-old girl who never really grew up herself. It’s isn’t just that I believe in magic and I want my daughter to grow up believing in magic too. It isn’t that I like wishing upon stars and I want fairies to be real ....more

Now playing in theaters ~ Latest movie reviews for April 4, 2014

Our lovely Geetha is back again to share her insights about everything that’s now playing in theaters this weekend! Check it out! You’ll love her delightful irreverent sense of humor! ...more

Teaching with movies: Can contempt be animated?

I am delighted to bring you a fascinating post by award-winning filmmaker Ken Kimmelman. Ken’s articulate exploration of the concept of contempt in animated films shows what an impact movies can have as a teaching tool, especially for children. Ken brings insight into his delightful short film “Brushstrokes” and how his audience of children can take away valuable lessons about treating others with kindness ....more

Walking with Dinosaurs Blu Ray #giveaway + activity pages! #WalkingwithDinosDVD

Check out Reel Mama’s review of Walking with Dinosaurs on Digital HD, and scroll down to the end of the post for some awesome Walking with Dinosaurs activity pages! I’m so delighted to partner with Literally Jen to bring you another fantastic giveaway: Walking with Dinosaurs The Movie on Blu Ray! The movie has been described as The Lion King meets Jurassic Park ....more

Walking with Dinosaurs Blu Ray giveaway + activity pages! Ends 4/14/14 #WalkingwithDinosDVD

Disclosure: Reel Mama received a copy of Walking with Dinosaurs the Movie Blu Ray for review purposes. Check out Reel Mama’s review of Walking with Dinosaurs on Digital HD, and scroll down to the end of the post for some awesome Walking with Dinosaurs activity pages! I’m so delighted to partner with Literally Jen to bring you another fantastic giveaway: Walking with Dinosaurs The Movie on Blu Ray!...more