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Articles

8 Movies to Celebrate Olympic Glory »

Olympic Games offer the world a chance to witness the human spirit challenge its physical limitations. For each and every athlete who takes part, there is a story, regardless of whether they win or lose at their sport. Such tales make great movie scripts, so here are some films that have tried to capture Olympic triumph by showing the competitor’s… read more »

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R Doesn’t Always Rule at the Oscars »

When it comes to the Oscars, R-rated movies may seem more likely to triumph with six of the last Best Picture winners flaunting the higher rating. But movies with lower ratings haven’t been overlooked. While most of them have come with a PG-13 rating, a few PG films and even one G-rated movie have seen their way onto the ballot for an Academy… read more »

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Election Fever in the Movies »

Whenever an election is imminent, pollsters, debates and candidate speeches rule the airways. If you need a break from all of these battles for the ballot box you might want to check out Hollywood’s depiction of the political process.

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James Bond: 50 Years in the Movies »

He’s suave, debonair and almost always incredibly cool, no matter who plays him. In 2012 fans of the 007 film franchise celebrated Global James Bond Day on October 5, the 50th anniversary of the 1962 release of Dr No.

A feature documentary, Everything or Nothing:… read more »

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Screen Free Week 2012 »

April 30 to May 6, 2012 is Screen-Free Week. It’s a chance for families to unplug from electronic media devices and enjoy other activities. Afraid your kids (or you) won’t be able to fill all those minutes and hours previously spent with the TV, video game console or laptop?

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What Happened? The Story of September 11, 2001 »

Nickelodeon Network’s Nick News with Linda Ellerbee is known for it’s ability to distill complex events into a package of information and analysis that helps kids (and adults!) better understand our world. On September 1, 2011, this award winning program will cover the tenth anniversary of the attack on the World Trade Center,… read more »

Reviewers' Blog

The Story Behind Walden Media »

Walden Media is a film production company and book publisher that has a very unique goal. Quoting their website, “Walden Media specializes in entertainment for the whole family”, and from what I have observed, they truly mean it. Check their list of movies against our Parent Previews… read more »

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Family Oscar Parties 2011 »

With the Academy Awards less than a week away, many people are making final preparations for their own Oscar parties. But how can parents with children make this a family friendly affair with so many of the top titles earning an R rating?

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Film & History »

American lyricist Ira Gershwin, born on December 6, 1896, was a prolific composer and songwriter who worked with his younger brother George to create a multitude of musical numbers.

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Film & History »

Nov 15, 2010: This week in the movies: Mickey Mouse celebrates a birthday on November 18.

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