Summer 2014 Movie Preview: Here are the films generating the most buzz, along with our take on what might be worth your while on a rainy summer afternoon.
Big Screen – Movies
The recent successes of the film Frozen, focusing on young strong-willed Anna, and the movie Brave, starring arrow-wielding Princess Merida, and Nickelodeon’s Legend of Korra series, about a strong-willed girl fighting for good in the world, make it seem as though strong female heroines are plentiful in film and on TV. But that’s not true. […]
It used to be that when a family-friendly movie was released, a toy tie-in came with it. Any Star Wars-related doodads in your house? Maybe a Harry Potter wand or action figure in a drawer somewhere? Now product placement and tie-ins are moving to the next level. Toys and games are becoming movies.
At Sunday’s Oscar ceremony, only one movie was deemed the winner in each category. Even so, all five movies nominated in the Animated Feature Films category offer fine, fun family viewing.