Movie Mom
May 2010 Archives

Ron Masak’s face and voice are more familiar than his name. As Sheriff Mort Metzger in “Murder She Wrote” he appeared with Angela Lansbury as the mystery novelist who ran into a different real-life mystery every week. And he has […]

I have written before about the coarsening of language in the media, which continues to concern me. Two recent examples are in the titles of upcoming releases. While the movie and television series are not intended for children, I wonder […]

I’m hoping that this fall’s “Easy A” will give Emma Stone the breakthrough role she needs to become a major star. From “Superbad” to “The Rocker,” “Zombieland,” “The House Bunny,” and even “Ghosts of Girlfriends Past,” she has demonstrated the […]

My friend and fellow critic Christian Toto has a blog post about three movie cliches he’d like to ban from all future movies. # The ambivalent hit man: Yes, “The Matador” gave Pierce Brosnan one of his meatiest film roles. […]

Two small independent films opened up in New York this week that are both labors of love based on the dysfunctional fathers of the film-makers. One is “Touching Home” with Ed Harris as an alcoholic father of twin sons who […]

I’ll be on Betty Jo Tucker’s Reel Talk over at Movie Addict headquarters today at 4pm Eastern time. Listen to our discussion here! And I’d love to hear about your guilty pleasure films, too.

Ladies and gentlemen, let the record show that the Twitter movie has arrived. “Valentine’s Day” consists of a bunch of incidents and concepts and indications that in our omni-media world are taken for stories, though all of them would fit […]

I have one “Valentine’s Day” DVD/Combo to give away. The director of “Pretty Woman” and “The Princess Diaries” brings us a collection of love stories happy, sad, bittersweet, angry, tender, and hopeful. Tell me which is your favorite performer in […]

Coming this December 10 in 3D: “The Chronicles of Narnia: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader”