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 052014
 
How We Found Bone

My kids continue to thwart my efforts to make them like the stuff that I like. Not to say I don’t like the stuff that they’ve come to enjoy, they just refuse to be little clones of me. For example, at their age I completely obsessed over Star Wars, and even though they have friends [Read more…]

May 102014
 
5 Great Graphic Novels For Kids

My last post about the Top 5 Graphic Novels For Kids got a terrific response and I got some good recommendations for titles I wasn’t aware of. It also stirred up the old grey cells and I went digging deeper into the kids’ bookshelves to find comics that once upon a time lovingly littered the [Read more…]

Mar 052014
 
Guardians of the Galaxy and the Future of Comic Book Movies

Marvel has a plan. Specifically Marvel Studios, the movie making arm of Marvel Entertainment, which is itself part of the Walt Disney corporate juggernaut, has a plan.  This is the simple answer to the question: Guardians of the Galaxy? Perhaps you’ve noticed that we’ve been experiencing a glut of superhero movies lately. Starting with the [Read more…]