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Big Screen – Movies

Summer 2014 Movie Preview
Posted on Monday, May 12th, 2014 by Ann Oldenburg

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.

Legend of Korra
Time Shift your TV: Hero or Heroine?
Posted on Monday, March 10th, 2014 by Ann Oldenburg

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. […]

Time Shift Your TV – To ‘THE LEGO MOVIE’ and beyond!
Posted on Monday, February 17th, 2014 by Ann Oldenburg

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.

Photo credit: Jeff Carlson.
Posted on Friday, June 28th, 2013 by Laura Fries

For kids today, even waiting a week –let alone a whole year–for a movie or family entertainment seems like a ludicrous, far-fetched idea.

Time Shift Your TV – Oscar-Nominated Animated Feature Films
Posted on Monday, February 25th, 2013 by Ann Oldenburg

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.