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The Big Picture consists of three types of content, namely: Expert Studies [Expert Studies], Articles [Articles], and Reviewers' Blog [Reviewers' Blog].

Articles

Lego Embraces Hollywood »

LEGO was different when I was a kid. The blocks came in a handful of colors and basic shapes. Wheels and gears were cutting edge. Instructions were minimal or non-existent. Or at least that’s how I remember it. My siblings and I would spend hours constructing our own version of buildings, cars and spaceships. But by the time my own boys began… read more »

Articles

Academy Awards Nominees for 2013 »

They gush and smile as they sashay down the red carpet in yet another fashion piece. If they win, they thank their agent, their director and sometimes their mother. But everyone knows the stars have their eyes on the BIG ONE. And by the big one I mean the Academy… read more »

Articles

Critics’ Choice Nominations for Best Animation of 2012 »

Parents often seek out animated features when looking for films they can share with their children. While not all of the titles below are the best choice for family audiences, the Broadcast Film Critics Association did nominate them as the six Best Animated movies of 2012.

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Articles

Critics’ Choice Awards 2013 »

The Broadcast Film Critics’ Association has nominated the following titles in their “Best” movies of 2012 categories.The winners of each of these three categories (Best Picture, Best Actor, Best Actress)  will receive a Critics’ Choice Award.

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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 »

Expert Studies

Girls’ Clothing—Sexualizing At A Very Young Age »

Are we surprised? A recent study published by Springer Science+Business Media reveals that 29% of clothing made for girls (we’re not even talking teenagers here… these are “little” girls) features sexualized characteristics.

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Reviewers' Blog

Justin Bieber Director’s Cut—Will You Go Again? »

Many parents have succumbed to pressure and have taken their kids (most likely daughters) to see Justin Bieber’s Never Say Never movie. I wasn’t too impressed myself—I was expecting far more 3D concert footage and far less shaky home videos and YouTube clips that I could have watched at home for free.

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BFCA 2010 Nominations »

Ready or not, the movie awards season is waiting in the wings.

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Expert Studies

Can We Trust Internet Information Sources? »

Does the Internet influence personal decisions you make about the products you buy, who you spend time with or what medical procedures you may select? According to PR firm Fleishman-Hillard who contracted Harris Interactive to update their ongoing Digital Influence Index, the trust we have in information on the Internet varies depending on where… read more »

Articles

2010 Academy Award Winners »

The 2010 Academy Awards has chosen what it considers to be the best movies of 2009. And the winners are:

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