Movie Mom
February 2012 Archives

One of the most eagerly anticipated movies of the year is “The Hunger Games,” based on the international blockbuster trilogy about a dystopian world in which teenagers compete in a deadly reality show.  The stars of the movie are going […]

I spoke to Martin Sheen when The Way opened in theaters last year.  So it was a special treat to speak to the writer and director of the film about its DVD release — Emilio Estevez, Sheen’s son, who also appears briefly […]

In the world of this film, American spies work in stylish and luxurious L.A. offices and live in cool apartments that look like the ads in Maxim with people toasting each other with expensive vodka.  One of the apartments is […]

A spirited young heroine and an enchantingly beautiful setting make a story of friendship and courage beguiling in Studio Ghibli’s adaptation of Mary Norton’s popular series of “Borrower” books.  First published in the mid-1950’s, the stories are on based on […]

Thanks to all who entered!  The lucky winner is Patricia C. of Bakerstown, PA    

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Tonight HBO premieres a new documentary about one of the most important marriages in American history.  And their name was Loving. They should have been able to have the quiet life they hoped for.  Mildred and Richard Loving were residents […]

“The Vow,” starring Channing Tatum and Rachel McAdams, is based on the real-life story of Kim and Krickett Carpenter, who wrote a book about their experience after a traumatic brain injury shortly after their wedding erased all of Krickett’s memory […]

Some of my favorite movie romances are just right for Valentine’s Day.  Cuddle up with your valentine and a bowl of popcorn and enjoy these movies about how love makes us crazy and immeasurably happy at the same time. 1. […]

Madeleine L’Engle’s classic book A Wrinkle in Time celebrates its 50th anniversary this week with a sumptuous new edition. It includes photos and biographical information about L’Engle, an introduction by US Ambassador for Children’s Literature Katherine Paterson, discussion questions, pages […]