Aug 052014
The Extraordinary Adventures of Adele Blanc-Sec - Parent Content Review

Title: The Extraordinary Adventures of Adele Blanc-Sec Summary: The eponymous Adele Blanc-Sec is a French writer and reporter travelling the world of 1912 in search of fantastic stories and, as the title implies, extraordinary adventures. The pitch for this movie is: what if famous female reporter Nelly Bly did everything Indiana Jones did but in [Read more…]

Aug 012014
Review: Cosmic Carnage in Guardians of the Galaxy

If you’re looking for a little air conditioning to help get through the dog days of August and your kids are fans of superhero mayhem, you should consider seeing Guardians of the Galaxy. As with most superhero movies these days there is plenty of carnage and implied death that earns the movie its PG-13 rating, [Read more…]

Jul 152014
The Superhero Movie Primer

Since three of the top ten films so far this year (in terms of box office) are superhero movies and Guardians of the Galaxy is almost upon us I feel compelled to provide a guide for parents on what constitutes a good and/or appropriate superhero movie for your kids. Why some succeed as entertainment for the youngsters [Read more…]

Jul 102014
The Mystery of Fred and Ginger

It’s no secret that I have a fondness for old movies. It doesn’t matter what genre: action, mystery, comedy, romance, sweeping historical epics, musicals, you name it, I’m up for watching. Now, as I introduce our kids to various media I’ve brought out examples of some of these old films. Casablanca was an easy choice [Read more…]

Jun 062014
D-Day: Normandy 1944 3D IMAX Review

The new 3D IMAX film D-Day: Normandy 1944 playing now at the Pacific Science Center is a visually compelling summary of the events of what has been called by some the most important single day in history. The film is a blend of different techniques using live action, archival footage and photos, CGI, and sand [Read more…]