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Best Halloween Movies for Kids

Best Halloween Movies for Kids

Halloween is around the corner, and the kids want a party. Chances are someone has mentioned watching a scary movie as the perfect close to a frightful evening. But if you have ever attempted to scare up a film for your child's Halloween get-together, you have likely discovered how difficult ...

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Home Video Releases for October 28

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 to home ...

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First Fast and Furious 7 Trailer Releases Nov. 1

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 ...

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Why Movies Ignore Women

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 ...

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Home Video Releases for October 21

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

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 and savage story of a World War II tank crew.”

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Explore Our New Clips and Featurettes

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 ...

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Home Videos Releasing October 14

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?

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 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 ...

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The PG-13 Movie Rating Celebrates Its 30th Anniversary

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, Jaws, The Adventures of Tin Tin, and Lincoln are just a handful of projects that have the Spielberg touch. You can also thank him for the PG-13 movie rating that was ...

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Steven Spielberg Director’s Collection

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

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?

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.

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Are Movie Ratings Going Up in Smoke?

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 If (The F Word), Get On Up and ...

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