Do you remember the first movie you ever saw? For me, it was Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs when I was five years old, and it’s something I’ll never forget. I already loved books and stories, as most children do, but this was storytelling on a whole new level.Mo.... read more
In our parental zeal to minimize children's "screen-time," we sometimes forget what a magical experience a great movie can be. There are many truly wonderful films we want to share with our children—classics like Willy Wonka and The Wizard of Oz, or contemporary gems such.... read more
Watching a movie together on a cold winter's evening is something everyone in the family looks forward to. Except, that is, when it's the kids' latest animated obsession on repeat for the third time in so many weeks. Kids and parents can't be expected to see eye to eye on eve.... read more
It began just after my son's fourth birthday. His best young friend was over for a playdate. As soon as she walked in the door, they both conferred and then chimed, "Can we watch a movie?" I was disappointed that was what they wanted to do together. I wanted them to talk and l.... read more
The movies. It's the definite article that distinguishes it from the everyday. The movies, even in your local multiplex, is old Hollywood. A whole different universe from the in-the-den variety of viewing. Your little one may lobby regularly to watch a movie (though he may cal.... read more
Winter Sundays are so eventful. Between the NFL playoffs leading to the Super Bowl and Hollywood's award season, we really do wait all week for Sunday. This Sunday is the Golden Globes and though the awards show will probably run too late for your kids, you can still have a li.... read more
The new movie "Babies" by French documentarian and director, Thomas Balmes, has been much discussed from the adult point of view. Some grown-ups find the four babies -- Hattie from San Francisco, Mari from Tokyo, Bayar from Mongolia and Ponijao from Namibia -- to be adorabl.... read more
DreamWorks is releasing the new movie "How to Train Your Dragon" today and running ads for it on SavvySource. As part of that ad campaign, they offered to sponsor a conversation here on a related topic, for which we chose "imaginary friends."Among the myriad gifts that.... read more
**Warning! This review contains spoilers for the movie.** I asked my five-year-old to come to this movie with me. But after watching a preview on the computer, she categorically refused (wise girl that she is). So I gave the child-fare ticket I'd ordered ahead of time to a fri.... read more
We have an odd phenomena going on in our house: my kids don't like movies.Oh, they like TV, mind you. They can veg out in front of Sesame Street with the best of them. But they only like "shows." The actual movies, even Finding Nemo, Cars and Curious George, are too much fo.... read more
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