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9 Classic Christmas Movies to Share

9 Classic Christmas Movies to Share

If you are looking for some festive favorites to share with your loved ones during the holiday season, we suggest gathering the family around and basking in the glow of some Christmas cinema classics.

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Home Video Releases for December 16

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

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 Interstellar (except for its musical score, and even the box office washout Noah got that much attention). How ...

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Store Shelves Snowed Under with Frozen Merchandise

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 ...

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Live Action Cinderella Waltzes on Screen in March 2015

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 Lady ...

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Home Video Releases for December 9

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 ...

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Star Wars: The Force Awakens Trailer and News

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 ...

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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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