Reel Mama

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."

Geetha’s what to watch: Terminator Genisys, Magic Mike XXL, and Amy

Geetha’s back with another set of great reviews for this July 4 weekend, and so is Arnold! Check out TERMINATOR GENISYS, MAGIC MIKE XXL and AMY below, and don’t forget to follow Geetha on Twitter here. TERMINATOR GENISYS Photo: The Terminator Fans And he’s back! ...more

My five-year-old NEVER wants to get married ~ One little girl’s happily ever after

Recently I took my five-year-old daughter to see Rogers and Hammerstein’s musical version of Cinderella. Like my daughter has heard in a hundred movies and fairy tales, the musical ends as you’d expect, with Cinderella marrying the handsome prince. The show received a standing ovation ....more

Geetha’s what to watch: Max the dog movie, Ted 2, and Escobar Paradise Lost

Geetha has a fabulous lineup for you today! The family friendly MAX the dog movie, the raunchy TED 2 and the tale of a drug lord, ESCOBAR: PARADISE LOST. Find out what you need to know to make the most of your bucks this weekend! ...more

Emotions fight it out over INSIDE OUT movie in one mom blogger’s head

Photo courtesy Disney Inside Out movie hits home for parents It’s fair to say that Disney Pixar’s Inside Out is an emotional roller coaster. For me the premise of the movie particularly hit home. Like the family in the movie, we recently completed a cross country move ....more

Geetha’s what to watch: Jurassic World, Me, Earl and the Dying Girl, and Madame Bovary

Geetha’s back to wow you with another amazing set of reviews! We’ve got JURASSIC WORLD comin’ at you, along with ME, EARL, AND THE DYING GIRL and MADAME BOVARY. What summer movies are worth your hard-earned dime? ...more

10 Disneyland and California Adventure tips ~ Make the most of a one-day visit

If you are a California local or have just one day to enjoy Disneyland and California Adventure on your vacation to Southern California, you may wonder how to maximize your visit in one day without exhausting yourself. Well, let’s be honest, if you only have one day, you will be exhausted, but you’ll come away with some very nice memories that make it worth it. You can experience both parks with the Park Hopper Upgrade ....more

Geetha’s what to watch: San Andreas, Aloha, and Heaven Knows What

Geetha has your movies for this week! Summer is kicking off in a big way with San Andreas! Sound like the perfect summer popcorn movie, and I’m not just saying that because my little brother worked on the special effects (like a giant tsunami destroying Fisherman’s Wharf in San Francisco) ....more

Win Strawberry Shortcake Berry Best in Show on DVD!

Strawberry Shortcake sure is looking swell, and she is back with another fun DVD of pet-friendly episodes in Strawberry Shortcake: Berry Best in Show! Did you grow up with Strawberry Shortcake? This character brings back wonderful memories, and I love it that my daughter gets to enjoy the fun as well ....more

Geetha’s what to watch: Mad Max Fury Road and Pitch Perfect 2

Geetha brings you two fabulous reviews of the Hollywood blockbusters opening this weekend: Mad Max Fury Road and Pitch Perfect 2. Do this reboot and sequel deserve your hard-earned bucks? Read on! ...more

Win Disney’s Frozen on Blu-Ray!

Reel Mama, along with the fabulous Mama’s Mission and Jenn’s Blah Blah Blog, are thrilled to bring you the chance to win Disney’s Frozen on Blu-Ray! Maybe you have a little one at home who’s been anxious for her own copy, or perhaps you are a young at heart and just want a copy for yourself. Regardless of the reason, many of us feel that Olaf, Anna, Elsa, and Kristoff are like old friends ....more