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Home Video Releases for March 3 »

Home video shelves are bulging with new releases this week, including a little something for almost everyone.

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The Sound of Music Stars Celebrate Long Careers in the Movie Business »

Today marks not only the 50th anniversary of The Sound of Music but also a full and varied career for both Julie Andrews and Christopher Plummer. Fifty years ago, Andrews starred as a young and somewhat free spirited young postulant preparing to take her vows. However the… read more »

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Leonard Nimoy Passes Away at Age 83 »

Star Trek fans around the world are mourning the loss of American actor Leonard Nimoy who passed away today at age 83. He made famous the line “live long and prosper” and had a lengthy career in television and movies. But his most well-known role was as the logical Vulcan Spock in the Star Trek franchise.

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5 Ways to Celebrate Dr. Seuss’ Birthday on March 2 »

If you love reading The Cat in the Hat or any of the other whimsical, rhyming stories by Dr. Seuss then get ready to mark Dr. Seuss Day on March 2. The National Education Association is sponsoring the annual Read Across America Day to celebrate literacy on the… read more »

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Nine Movies and Their Remakes that are Worth a Second Look »

Remakes aren’t a new idea in Hollywood. The industry has been recycling good stories—and some not so good stories—since the film business began. The entertainment website imdb.com lists 175 television and film adaptations of Charles Dickens’ novella The Christmas Carol.

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Could 2015 Be Another Year of Remakes and Sequels at the Cinema? »

The live action movie Cinderella opens in theaters on March 13, indicating once again that fresh ideas appear to be a sparse commodity in theaters where sequels and remakes already dominate the big screens.

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Disney Releases Trailer for New Frozen Fever Short »

Elsa, Anna, Kristoff and the adorable snowman Olaf are all back in a new Disney short entitled Frozen Fever. And now the studio has released a trailer for the highly anticipated story about two sisters from the Kingdom of Arendelle. In this movie Elsa and Kristoff are planning a spectacular birthday bash for Anna. But when Elsa catches a cold… read more »

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Do The Oscars Deliberately Snub Families? »

Having reviewed films from a family perspective for over two decades it is obvious that family entertainment doesn’t receive much love from the voters who determine the biggest awards in Hollywood. This year was no exception. The crowning glory (the Best Picture award) at the 2015 Oscars went to an R-rated movie about a washed up actor trying… read more »

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Johnny Depp Hopes for Success as Filming Begins on Fifth Pirate Movie »

After a string of disappointing outings at the box office, Johnny Depp may be trying to revive his career by revisiting one of his most popular characters—Captain Jack Sparrow.

 

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Home Video Releases for February 24 »

If you didn’t get a chance to see all the Oscar-nominated movies before the big ceremony on the weekend, you can bring home a couple of the winners this week on home video.

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4 Movies to Celebrate Chinese New Year »

Chinese New Year is the most important event on the Chinese calendar as family members return to their homes to celebrate the arrival of the new year. It is also the longest national holiday in the country lasting for the first fifteen days of the lunar calendar. The Chinese… read more »

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8 Kevin Costner Movies You Won’t Want to Miss »

Kevin Costner takes on the role of high school cross country coach Jim White in the movie McFarland USA. In this inspirational movie that opens this weekend, White takes a team of impoverished immigrant boys all the way to the California state championship.… read more »

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New Host Set to Take the Reins at the Oscars »

What could be more nerve-wracking than hoping to hear your name read as a winner at the Academy Awards?

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“And The Oscar Goes To…” Features Great Moments from the Academy’s Archives »

The countdown to the 2015 Academy Awards is almost over with the announcements scheduled for Sunday, February 22. In the meantime, the excitement over this year’s anticipated winners it growing with oscar.go.com being one of the sites that lets viewers pick guess who the winners will be.

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Home Video Releases for February 17 »

Families won’t have a lot to bring home on DVD this week unless they like the silly and often crude comedy in Dumb and Dumber To. This continuing story of two less than sharp friends finds the aging pair on a road trip to discover the whereabouts of a little girl… read more »

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Cinemas Offer Screenings for Families with Children with Autism »

In recent years, movies like Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close and Adam have addressed Autism spectrum disorder (ASD) on the big screen. But for many families dealing with this neurodevelopment… read more »

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Bryce Dallas Howard Takes Over Helen Reddy’s Role in Remake of Pete’s Dragon »

Walt Disney Studios has announced it is reimaging the 1977 classic Pete’s Dragon. Principal photography for the movie that will include a mix of live-action and CGI has begun in New Zealand. WETA DIGITAL, the visual effects company founded by Peter Jackson, has been employed… read more »

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Fifty Shades of Grey: Valentine’s Bait For Teens? »

Nothing says Happy Valentines Day like a movie featuring bondage sex. Each year, around February 14, the film industry releases a romance to put people in the mood for love, but the typical Nicholas Sparks’ novel adaptation isn’t on the marquee for 2015. Instead, we are being marketedread more »

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Medical Experts: Fifty Shades of Grey “Hazardous To Young Women” »

You’ve likely heard something about this year’s “Valentine’s Day” movie release, Fifty Shades of Grey. If you aren’t aware, the film is based on a… read more »

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Home Video Releases for February 10 »

Families finally have a couple of options on home video shelves this week—especially if your kids like comedy.

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Canadian Theaters Join American Cinemas with Sensory Friendly Films »

In recent years, movies like Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close and Adam have addressed Autism spectrum disorder (ASD) on the big screen. But for many families dealing with this neurodevelopment… read more »

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Valentine’s Day Movies Worth Staying Home For »

Trying to get reservations at a restaurant or tickets at a movie theater on Valentine’s Day can be a hassle if you haven’t pre-booked a night out on the town. So if you and your special someone want to avoid the long lines and stay in this weekend we’ve put together some love-inspired options for adults.

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Are Digital Devices Interfering with Your Ability to Focus? »

Walk through any mall and you’ll see kids in strollers glued to their mother’s (or their own) digital device. Couples sit across the table from one another in restaurants both talking on their own phones. Teens and adults constantly check social media for the latest update from Twitter, Tumblr, Reddit or their favorite news feeds. Parents… read more »

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Female Cast Takes Over in New Ghostbuster Reboot »

Harrison Ford isn’t the only Hollywood icon being replaced in the remake of a franchise. Director Paul Feig recently announced the new female cast who have signed on for the remake of the 1984 movie Ghostbusters.

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Frozen Fever Releases in Theaters March 13 »

Disney’s not ready to shelve Elsa and Anna yet. The sister princesses from the film Frozen have already substantially bolstered the studio’s profits and sparked a merchandising frenzy. In part, the consumer-driven demand for Frozen products has contributed… read more »

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3 Ways to Succeed in the Face of Failure »

It isn’t often the president of a company extols the virtues of failure but that is exactly what Ed Catmull did during a forum address at Brigham Young University. However his advice on achieving success from failures applies… read more »

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Author Harper Lee Releases Second Novel »

Harper Lee’s 1960 novel ‘To Kill a Mockingbird’ became an American classic, a literary best seller that has been taught in classrooms across the country. The movie adaptation, starring Gregory Peck as Southern lawyer Atticus Finch, went on to receive eight… read more »

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5 Days to Celebrate in February »

With only 28 days—one of them being Valentines—it seems like there is enough to celebrate in February. But if you like hosting parties or need any excuse for a get-together then you know there can never be too many events to celebrate. So here is a list of five unusual days to observe this month.

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Home Video Releases for February 3 »

This week’s home video releases covers a gamut of viewing options.



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Super Bowl Fans Get a Look at 2015 Movie Releases »

Superbowl XLIX may have been this year’s biggest game for NFL fans. And yesterday’s 28 - 24 outcome was particularly good if you are a Patriots fan. But this NFL face-off event has become much more than just a game on the gridiron.

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Huston to Replace Heston in New Ben-Hur Movie »

Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Pictures and Paramount Pictures are replacing Heston with Huston in the remake of the epic movie Ben-Hur. The studios announced today that principal photography has begin on the new film starring Jack Huston in the title role of Judah Ben-Hur made famous by Charlton Heston in the
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Celebrate Black History Month with Selma »

Last year we listed 18 movies to mark Black History Month. This year you can add the movie Selma.

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Disney Plans to Revisit Indiana Jones »

Move over Harrison Ford. After successfully portraying the adventurous archeologist Indiana Jones in four movies, Ford may be handing over his fedora and bullwhip to a younger actor waiting in the wings.

 

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Three Films to Help Teach Children About the Holocaust »

January 27 marks International Holocaust Remembrance Day, which takes place on the anniversary of Auschwitz’s liberation.

 

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Wicked Rumored to be Coming to Theaters in 2016 »

Wicked fans may have reason to rejoice. Rumors are circulating the Broadway hit will make its silver screen debut in 2016.


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Emma Watson and Lily James Take Live Action Roles in Disney Classics »

Disney is bringing a live-action version of the Cinderella story to the big screen this March. The film stars Lily James in the title role and Richard Madden as the handsome prince. The film is the first of several animated Disney classics being remade with live characters.

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Home Video Releases for January 27 »

The animated movie The Book of Life comes to home video this week. In this lively and colorful film based in Mexico, two suitors vie for the hand of the lovely Maria. But this story about balancing respect for family heritage with your own dreams includes some intervention… read more »

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Aging on the Big Screen Sees Older Actors in the Spotlight »

Once actors of a certain age couldn’t get work in Hollywood. Female actors especially had few roles to choose from unless they were typecasts as “mums, sexless crones or cougars.”read more »

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Bikinis Banned at Miss World Competition »

Regardless of how people feel about beauty pageants, they have a way of getting attention. At the recent Miss Universe contest, Miss Canada’s national costume—complete with hockey sticks and a mini… read more »

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DreamWorks Animation to Cut 500 Jobs »

How to Train Your Dragon 2 recently won a Golden Globe for Best Animation. And now is a frontrunner in the 2015 Oscar race for Best Animation. But despite the accolades the studio behind the production is receiving, there’s not a lot of celebration at Dream… read more »

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Get Ready to Host Your Own Oscar-Inspired Party »

The 2015 Academy Awards Ceremony is a month away. That can seem like a long time if you are one of the nominees waiting to hear who wins. But if you want to host an Oscar Night event, it’s time to start planning your big gala.

So what does it take to host an Oscar party?

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Netflix Says Bye-Bye to Nacho Libre and Others on February 1 »

If you’re like me, you have a long list of things you want to do when you get around to it. Well if that list includes things you want to watch on Netflix, you better hurry.

The company recently announced what shows and movies will be leaving in February. Rumored to be leaving was the BBC show “Doctor Who” along with “Luther”… read more »

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What’s New For Families on Netflix - January 2015 »

Procrastinators take note. If you snooze you’ll likely lose your chance to watch that movie that you’ve been meaning to take in on Netflix. Contracts with film and television distributors are for a limited time. Of course the good news is that Netflix is continually adding content with the hope that you will never be tempted to hit the… read more »

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Home Video Releases for January 20 »

It’s awards season in Hollywood. And that means movie news is everywhere right now. But if you are looking for something new to watch at home this week, you’re options are still a little slim.

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2015 Critics Choice Awards »

On January 15, 2015, the members of the Broadcast Film Critics Association (which includes our Rod Gustafson) had their say about the best movies released in 2014. The winners were announced at the Critics Choice Movie… read more »

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Generous Donors Continue To Help Students See “Selma” »

The movie Selma may have been snubbed by the Academy, with only two Oscar nominations, but many students across the country will have a chance to see the film at no cost. This opportunity is due to the generosity of many local and national donors who want young people to see this… read more »

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2015 Oscar Nominations »

It’s Oscar season and the nominations were announced earlier today. As usual, the big news is just as much about the movies not included as it is about the movies that are. Personally, the big miss for me was The Lego Movie in the animation category. Another notable absentee… read more »

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Beat the Winter Doldrums with These 6 Movie-Related Days to Celebrate »

January can be a long month depending on where you live in the country. Icy sidewalks, plummeting temperatures and huge dumps of snow can damper the spirits of even the most ardent winter enthusiasts. Without the festivities of the holiday season to look forward to, it can be a bit dreary. But that doesn’t mean there aren’t plenty of… read more »

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Home Video Releases for January 13 »

Family viewing options for home video have had a slow start in the first two weeks new year. But here is what is on store shelves if you are looking for a night in.

 

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5 Fun Facts About Winnie the Pooh »

With his bright red shirt and his “rumbly” tummy, Winnie the Pooh is an almost universally recognized literary character—especially among young children. The gentle little bear who has a enormous appetite for honey and lives with his friends in the 100 Acre Wood was created by author A. A. Milne who was born on January 18. Now recognized… read more »

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The 10 Top Grossing Movies of 2014 »

Box Office Mojo has tallied the final numbers for 2014 and released this year’s top worldwide grossing movies of the past 12 months. While overall totals at the box office are down 5.4 percent from last year, making it the worst year for Hollywood since 2011, the following films brought in big bucks… read more »

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Home Video Releases for December 30 »

Let’s hope Santa brought you lots of movies for Christmas because it is another slow week for family-friendly films on home video shelves.

 

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10 Famous Faces We Lost in 2014 »

Robin Williams appears in one of his final movie roles in Night at the Museum: Secret of the Tomb. In it, he reprises his role as the heroic U.S. President Teddy Roosevelt. Near the end of the film, Teddy says his final good-byes to Larry, the museum… read more »

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Home Video Releases for December 23 »

It’s another slow week for home video releases with two limited release movies finally making their way to home theaters. Reese Witherspoon stars in The Good Lie. In it she plays Carrie Davis, an employment counselor who goes beyond her job description when she begins helping… read more »

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Home Video Releases for December 16 »

Stores may be full of Christmas shoppers looking for the perfect gift. But unfortunately video shelves are a little sparse this week when it comes to new releases.

 

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Golden Globe Nominations for 2015 »

The nominations for the 72nd Annual Golden Globes Awards have been revealed… and there are a few surprises in the motion picture categories—most notably the complete absence of any nominations for Interstellarread more »

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Store Shelves Snowed Under with Frozen Merchandise »

I just got back from the fabric store where bolts of Frozen-inspired fabrics line the shelves. Now you don’t have to just buy Olaf pajamas for your kids, you can make them yourself. Of course, it’s hard to go into almost any store this Christmas season without encountering some kind of Frozen merchandise.

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Live Action Cinderella Waltzes on Screen in March 2015 »

One of Disney’s most popular princesses is getting ready to waltz onto movie screens again in March 2015. This life-action story of Cinderella stars Lily James as Ella, a young girl who is orphaned after her father dies leaving her in the care of her new stepmother, the evil… read more »

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Home Video Releases for December 9 »

Family viewers have a lot to choose from on the home video front this week. Football fans will enjoy the story of football coach Bob Ladouceur who led his team at De La Salle High School on a 151-game winning streak in the movie When the Game Stands Tall. However… read more »

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Star Wars: The Force Awakens Trailer and News »

When the release of a movie’s trailer can interrupt the buzz of Black Friday, you know there’s going to be money to be made—and you don’t even need The Force to make that prediction. The first Star Wars movie to be released under the Disney umbrella is set to release in December 2015. In the meantime, we will be fed scraps… read more »

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How Social Media Turns Us Into Fools »

When the usual Twitter email landed in my inbox an hour ago with a daily tweet that some computer algorithm calculated would be important to me, I had my finger poised on the delete button. However, after the milliseconds of attention I granted to the email I paused for a moment. Here was actor Will Ferrell making a comment on the violence in Ferguson… read more »

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Home Video Releases for November 25 »

This week The Boxtrolls roll onto home video shelves. This story of a human boy raised by an underground group of box-wearing creatures is full of characters that are tough to warm up to. The characters are also often creepy and their conduct borders on inappropriate for the… read more »

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This New Doll Defies Body Image Expectations »

If you haven’t heard of the Lammily doll yet, I’m beginning to think you soon will. It’s one of those ideas that, the moment I saw it, I thought, “Why didn’t someone think of this sooner?” Good thing Nickolay Lamm did.

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The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1 Is Set to Release This Friday »

If you are a Hunger Games fan then you know it is only three more sleeps until The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1 releases. This continuing saga follows Katniss Everdeen who has become a symbol of rebellion after her part in sabotaging the Capitol’s… read more »

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Home Video Releases for November 18 »

This week there is a cornucopia of new home video releases arriving on store shelves—everything from animation and action to an old classic.

The Wind Rises is an animation from Director Hayao Miyazaki that draws a story of hope and creativity while glossing over… read more »

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New Videos Include Penguin Shake Lesson »

We’ve been working hard to provide the latest clips and trailers for the latest movies we are covering here at Parent Previews. We hope the video content will help parents have a better idea of a movie’s content and theme. Even better, we are receiving a greater number of “featurettes” which provide some insight into the production… read more »

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Does “Dumb and Dumber To” Go Too Far? »

Humor is one of the most subjective emotions. What makes you laugh may be absolute tedium to me—and vice versa. I often see this in a crowded movie theater where some people are laughing while others appear bored, confused or perhaps even offended.

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Bette Midler Wants A Hocus Pocus Sequel »

If a comeback is good enough for Jim Carrey and Jeff Daniels in Dumb and Dumber To, then it is understandable that the ladies from Hocus Pocus should want a reunion as well. Two decades after the… read more »

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Home Video Releases for November 11 »

Hold onto your dragon saddle. How to Train Your Dragon 2 flies into stores today. In this sequel, Hiccup sets out on another adventure where he makes a most unexpected discovery. But his father is eager for his son to stay home and assume the leadership of the… read more »

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What These Two Very Different Robots Can Teach Your Kids »

A story element in the opening scenes of Big Hero 6 has a young character battling robots. It was an ironic circumstance that had this movie, featuring a marshmellow-like robot named Baymax, ended up head-to-head with Interstellar,… read more »

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Star Wars VII Has An Official Title »

Movie franchises (and computer operating systems) are a funny thing. Creators try to give them impressive names, but many of us (and especially George Lucas) want to simply serialize them with numbers. Today Lucasfilm (now owned by Disney) has left the impression that episode numbers are no longer a priority when they released the official name for… read more »

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Toy Story 4 On Its Way! »

Rumor was that Pixar put the toys into the attic on a permanent basis after the finale of Toy Story 3. Now in a statement released yesterday (November 6, 2014) it appears the creators may be missing Buzz and Woody as much as we are.

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The Academy Awards’ Love Affair with Biopics Is Good News for Eddie Redmayne »

Eddie Redmayne has set himself on a trajectory for an Academy Award next year or at least a nomination. The 32-year-old actor takes on the challenging role of cosmologist Stephen Hawkings in the movie The Theory of Everything. In it, he depicts the slow and painful… read more »

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4 Crime-fighters Right-Hand Helpers »

Bruce Wayne may be the man wearing the black suit and saving the day but who bails out Batman? His butler Alfred Pennyworth, of course. Every composed, Alfred serves as Bruce Wayne’s caregiver, confidant, assistant and in some depictions as a surrogate father for the orphaned child who grows up to fight crime.

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Furious 7 Wraps Up With Some Help from Paul Walker’s Brothers »

The death of Paul Walker in November left a big hole in a franchise that along with fast cars celebrates family. While mourning the loss of the actor, the studio had to decide if and how it could complete filming for the movie Fast & Furious 7—now simply called Furious 7.

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Home Video Releases for November 4 »

After a dearth of family friendly options for new home video releases, today is flying high with movie choices for home theaters.

Blu is back for another family adventure in Rio 2. He seems content to settle into his new domestic life with his wife and kids in the Brazilian… read more »

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Are Halloween Costumes Going Too Far? »

Walk down any Halloween costume aisle this week and you’ll probably see a pattern—gruesome or provocative. Oh there might be the occasional fairy princess or cowboy among the costumes. But more and more it seems that even young children’s costumes are increasingly edgier.

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Home Video Releases for October 28 »

Three R-rated movies release to home video this week. In the film Wish I Was Here, Zach Braff plays an aspiring actor waiting for his breakthrough role. Meanwhile, with his wife eking out what she can as a cubicle worker at a utility company, Braff’s character decides… read more »

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First Fast and Furious 7 Trailer Releases Nov. 1 »

Fast and Furious fans have to wait only a few more days to see the unveiling of the first trailer for the next addition in the action series. Universal is hosting a huge event to showcase the trailer on Saturday, November1 in Los Angeles. With the death of one of the franchise’s stars, Paul… read more »

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Why Movies Ignore Women »

You don’t have to see a lot of movies to recognize that women take a back seat at the cinema—and I’m not talking about the audience. As a critic of over two decades I can attest that on the big screen females are far less likely to play a protagonist role compared to their male counterparts. This gender bias becomes even more apparent… read more »

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Home Video Releases for October 21 »

Store shelves might be stocked with Halloween candy and costumes but they have slim pickings for families when it comes to new home video releases this week.

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Brad Pitt Will Let His 13-Year-Old See Fury »

Fury has been called a “face-first plunge into the blood, guts and terror of combat”, “the nauseating exhilaration of combat” and a “bleak… read more »

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Explore Our New Clips and Featurettes »

In case you haven’t noticed, we’ve added hundreds of new trailers and movie clips to our database over the past few weeks. Why? Well, first of all, it’s usually fun to see sneak peaks of what a movie may have to offer. But this is Parent Previews and we know you come here for entertainment information.

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Home Videos Releasing October 14 »

This week’s home video releases feature talking dogs, time traveling mutants and Egyptian mummies…


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Is Box Office Mojo Really Dead? »

All I needed was box office earnings for Mr. Peabody and Sherman. What I got was a surprise.



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Halloween Haunts the Cineplex with Scary New Titles »

Halloween is in full swing on store shelves, front porches and movie screens. So if you are ready for a good scare, here’s what cinemas are dishing out. Dracula Untold is an origin story starring Luke Evans as the Transylvanian prince who goes to the dark side to protect… read more »

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The PG-13 Movie Rating Celebrates Its 30th Anniversary »

You can thank Steven Spielberg for a lot of things. Movies like E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial, Jurassic Park, Hook,… read more »

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Steven Spielberg Director’s Collection »

On October 14, 2014, Universal Studios releases the Steven Spielberg Director’s Collection. Showcased here are some of the Academy Award winner’s best-known films.


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Tech Savvy Dads Keep Electronics on a Leash »

For many parents, handing over an electronic device is a quick way to stop a tantrum or at least entertain a child during a trip to the doctor, a stop at the grocery store or a drive home from school.

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Is This App Appropriate? »

During a recent night out with some girlfriends, one woman brought up Pinterest. Most of us in the group have an account—and love it. But this mom raised concern about her 12-year-old daughter getting an account. read more »

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Are Movie Ratings Going Up in Smoke? »

Woody Allen’s latest movie Magic in the Moonlight is set in the 1920s. So it’s no surprise there are plenty of smoking scenes in this film. But it also isn’t likely to have a huge teen audience. However What… read more »

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Thieves Making a Haul on Lego »

Emmet, a construction worker made out of Lego, might think “everything is awesome,” but he’d be wrong.



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9 Movies to Ease the Transition from Summer to Student »

Going back to school at Hogwarts wasn’t always easy for Harry Potter. But wizards aren’t the only ones that can feel a little nervous about heading back to the classroom or starting a new school. But these fun school movies—about the challenges… read more »

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Robin Williams Dies at Age 63 »

Hollywood has lost one of their own. Oscar-winning actor and comedian Robin Williams is dead at age 63 from an apparent suicide. He was a man of many talents and had a seemingly unabashed enthusiasm for entertaining.

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The Giver Earns Heartland Film Award »

Lois Lowry’s novel The Giver is the latest young adult fiction to come to theaters. The movie, set to release August 15, tells the story of a young boy who lives in a seemingly ideal world where everyone conforms to the rules of society. It is a world without war, pain, differences… read more »

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Has Cursing Become Too Commonplace? »

In the context of a car commercial, it’s a brand promotion. In the context of the latest Disney/Pixar animation Planes: Fire & Rescue, it’s a swear word—or at least a substitute swear word. And it’s not the only iffy word to show up in… read more »

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Weird Al Throws The Book At Language Slackers »

I needed a good laugh this weekend and thanks to Weird Al Yankovic, I got it. Over the past week the King of Parody has been releasing a song a day. They are all fun to view but the one that truly captured my funny bone (and instilled a sense of guilt within me) is a clever tune titled Word Crimes.

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Will we accept celebrities without makeup? »

I enjoy Colbie Caillat’s music and her voice. Her recent single from her new EP Gypsy Heart takes on a more serious tone and offers a very important message to women… and men.


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Monkeying Around at the Movies »

Dawn of the Planet of the Apes opens this weekend. Thanks to motion capture technology and the talents of the actors, the apes are amazingly realistic. Especially when compared to the primates that captured Charlton Heston’s character in the 1968 movie… read more »

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5 Ways to Help Kids Stay Safe Online »

Today millions of kids are on online (20 million 8-12 year-olds and 21.5 teens 13-17 according to a Teensafe sponsored information sheet.) And a large number of them have Facebook accounts or access to social media through their mobile devices. It is a whole new way of communicating for a younger generation that is growing up in a connected world.… read more »

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