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How Social Media Turns Us Into Fools

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 ...

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Home Video Releases for November 25

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 movie’s ...

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This New Doll Defies Body Image Expectations

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

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 Hunger Games.

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Home Video Releases for November 18

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 the real purpose behind the ...

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New Videos Include Penguin Shake Lesson

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 ...

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Does “Dumb and Dumber To” Go Too Far?

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

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 Disney movie about a trio of witches hit the big screen, Bette Midler, ...

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Home Video Releases for November 11

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 town where dragons ...

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What These Two Very Different Robots Can Teach Your Kids

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, another sci-fi where a robot called Tars plays a critical role in the plot.

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Star Wars VII Has An Official Title

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 ...

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Toy Story 4 On Its Way!

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

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 deterioration of Hawking’s ...

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4 Crime-fighters Right-Hand Helpers

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 ...

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

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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