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Summer 2014 Movie Preview

Summer 2014 Movie Preview

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.

Time Shift your TV: Hero or Heroine?

Time Shift your TV: Hero or Heroine?

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 […]

Time Shift Your TV – To ‘THE LEGO MOVIE’ and beyond!

Time Shift Your TV – To ‘THE LEGO MOVIE’ and beyond!

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.

On-Demand

On-Demand

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

Time Shift Your TV – Oscar-Nominated Animated Feature Films

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.