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1985: The Last Great Year in Film for Younger Audiences

March 6th, 2015 No comments

Generations of Americans can still remember a time when parents and their kids could go to the multiplex and enjoy original youth-oriented films that weren’t either animated, part of a billion-dollar superhero franchise, or adaptations of overwrought young adult novels. While elaborate, big-budget movies like the Hunger Games series and Marvel films might be creative and loaded with special …

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Best and worst movies of 2014

December 22nd, 2014 No comments

Out of sheer contrarian perversity, I did everything I could to avoid picking “Boyhood” as the year's best film. It has been lauded so much already; its hype, the increasingly heavy burden of awards-generated expectation, has turned into this gentle masterwork's worst enemy.

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The violent truth about kids' movies

December 18th, 2014 No comments

Kids’ movies are no walk in the park. It’s something I learned quickly when I began introducing them to my daughter at age 3, starting with the flawless “Mary Poppins” but rejecting most everything else for being land mines of fear, violence, death, and traumatized orphan children (Thanks, Disney cartoons.). But then sometimes I’d nostalgically recall the classics I was raised on and think, “Are …

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These movies should be extinct

December 12th, 2014 No comments

With excitement building over “Jurassic World,” here's a look at some other 1990s dinosaur movies that won't be coming to a theater anytime soon.

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Social media farewells Margaret Pomeranz and David Stratton's At The Movies

December 9th, 2014 No comments

Australians have taken to social media to bid farewell to Margaret Pomeranz and David Stratton's At The Movies program.

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Myra Manibog takes advantage of her ‘bold star’ past to help her kids’ band

December 5th, 2014 No comments

Myra Manibog, who once appeared in movies with titillating titles like “Silip,” “Bomba Queen” and “Isang Kumot, Tatlong Unan,” didn't encourage her kids' pop star aspirations, but…

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They’re Back! Penguins of Madagascar Spreads the Fun Around

November 25th, 2014 No comments

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Review by John Delia

Cute, cuddly and comical Penguins of Madagascar puts on a good show for the kiddies and even us older folks. The story is quite silly, but that’s what makes this quartet of best buddies fun to watch. The soft CGI animation delivers a good look, especially the characters who are nice and squishy.  Did I say that? Well anyway the film targets the right audience with tykes to teens loving all the humor that should even give dad and mom a few chuckles.
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United Airlines extends onboard streaming to Android devices

November 22nd, 2014 No comments

United Airlines customers can now use Android devices to wirelessly stream movies and TV shows from the airline's free on-demand video entertainment service, the Chicago-based carrier said Friday.

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Wonkblog: America’s favorite really bad movies

November 18th, 2014 No comments

The movies America loves but critics think are terrible.

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‘Dumb and Dumber To’ inspired this list of movies about family reunions

November 13th, 2014 No comments

?Dumb and Dumber To,? out Friday, does not exist solely to give English majors seizures whenever they see the title.

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