Great Adventures:  Raiders Of The Lost Ark and Indiana Jones And The Last Crusade
Take Them Over The Rainbow
Blow Their Minds With Time Travel:  Back To The Future and Bill & Ted’s Excellent Adventure
Preschoolers’ First Movie: The Delightful, Innocent Monkey Business of CURIOUS GEORGE
THE ADVENTURES OF ROBIN HOOD:  A Classic Any Kid Can Love

Great Adventures: Raiders Of The Lost Ark and Indiana Jones And The Last Crusade

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  On New Year’s Day 2013, three generations of my family walked into an exhibit at a kids’ science museum called “Indiana Jones And The Continue reading

Musicals 101: Singin’ In The Rain

Singin' In The Rain

If you want to introduce kids to musicals, here’s a classic that quite possibly anyone can love, even those who claim they don’t like musicals. Continue reading

Take Them Over The Rainbow

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Yes, the Wicked Witch is scary. Ditto for her Flying Monkeys. And there may be some nightmares after kids see this film. Let them see Continue reading

What’s Active Movie-Watching, And Why Should You Do It?

(c) Universal Pictures

I advocate active movie-watching when watching movies at home with kids.  That means kids watch with your participation.  When you can, commit to sitting on Continue reading

You’re Killin’ Me, Smalls. The Sandlot Is A Boy Magnet, And Under-Appreciated Gem For All Baseball-Lovers

The Sandlot

In the pantheon of baseball movies, there are many far better known than THE SANDLOT. FIELD OF DREAMS, A LEAGUE OF THEIR OWN, THE NATURAL, Continue reading

Bringing Up Movie Lovers With “Bringing Up Baby”

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Back in the 1930s, a sub-genre of American romantic comedy emerged that has come to be known as Screwball Comedy.   Screwball comedies usually involve Continue reading

THE COURT JESTER: The Funniest Movie You May Ever Show Your Kids

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About the time my children learned the word “hilarious,” they saw a movie that made them truly understand its meaning.  I’d plucked it from the Continue reading

HANS CHRISTIAN ANDERSEN: The Movie About The Man Behind The Fairy Tales

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Likely your family has seen Disney’s THE LITTLE MERMAID.  You may have read aloud to your child THE UGLY DUCKLING, THE PRINCESS AND THE PEA, Continue reading

THE ADVENTURES OF ROBIN HOOD: A Classic Any Kid Can Love

(c) Turner Entertainment

My boy/girl twins were only six when I showed them their first genuine classic made during Hollywood’s golden age, but if their many requests for Continue reading

Pooh For Beginners: Walt Disney’s THE MANY ADVENTURES OF WINNIE THE POOH

Walt Disney's Many Adventures Of Winnie The Pooh

This is a movie that any parent but a grumpy old Eeyore can get behind wholeheartedly.  It’s actually a collection of three classic shorts, including Continue reading

Bring Us Back To “Do” – THE SOUND OF MUSIC And The Beauty Of Scene Selection

Sound Of Music Do Re Mi

THE SOUND OF MUSIC, 1965’s Oscar winner for Best Picture, is a movie pretty much anyone with a pulse enjoys.  Put it on and even Continue reading