Movie Mom
July 2011 Archives

This enigmatic new web series on Hulu raises questions of fate, temptation, sacrifice, and God.  What would you do to get what you want?  What would you give up?  Who would you be if you did?  This episode is called, […]

MedPage reports that smoking is down in movies rated G, PG, and PG-13. Overall, there were about 72% fewer on-screen appearances of smoking and tobacco products in G, PG, and PG-13 movies in 2010 than there were in 2005, according […]

Matthew Lewis has played Neville Longbottom, classmate of Harry, Hermione, and Ron at Hogwarts, for all eight films.  Like the character he plays, Lewis has surprised the fans by turning from an awkward child into a young man of great […]

The Museum of the Moving Image’s fabulous exhibit, Jim Henson’s Fantastic World, opens this weekend!

Check out We Are Wizards, a documentary about Harry Potter Tribute bands, streaming now at no charge on Hulu.  

I really like “How I Met Your Mother,” and am delighted that older episodes are running in syndication.  But it is jarring to see that background shots have been updated to insert new advertising material.  NPR’s Monkey See blog reports […]

Lisa See is the author of literary novel and book club favorite Snow Flower and the Secret Fan, the story of a deep and loving but sometimes conflicted friendship between two women in 19th century China.  She spoke to me […]

Bryce Dallas Howard On playing the movie’s villain, Hilly: “I literally don’t want to look at it – she’s such a terrible person.  What’s interesting when you start doing a role is at first the character is really shocking.  But […]

Disney’s latest film lovingly captures the magic of A.A. Milne’s Winnie-the-Pooh stories and poems, which have been enchanting children and their parents for 85 years.  They were a sort of earlier “Toy Story,” with the adventures of Christopher Robin’s stuffed tiger, […]