Movie Mom
December 2012 Archives

All of the answers to this quiz are people who have birthdays on January 1.  How many do you know? 1. This handsome leading man had his breakthrough role in “Boyz N the Hood” and later appeared opposite Gabrielle Union, […]

Ring in the new year with this classic romance!

Billy Wilder’s bittersweet masterpiece “The Apartment” is a Best Picture Oscar winner about a man in a soulless desk job who loans out his apartment to executives for assignations in order to get promoted.  Jack Lemmon and Shirley MacLaine star. […]

Please listen in at 7 pm Eastern tonight as I visit my friends at Punch Drunk Critics to talk about the best and worst of the year in film!

I keep thinking of this!  A fabulous movie moment from screenwriter William Goldman and stars Paul Newman and Robert Redford.  

Total Film has a great list of the 50 best deleted scenes, and what kind of impact they would have on the storyline.  It’s a lot of fun to look at deleted scenes on DVDs, but it is usually easy […]

This weekend only, get Annie Fox’s ebook, Teaching Kids to Be Good People: Progressive Parenting for the 21st Century for free on Amazon. “Not all teachers are parents, but all parents are teachers. When we teach kids to be good […]

My list of the best movies of 2012:   Zero Dark Thirty Argo Lincoln Beasts of the Southern Wild Brave Silver Linings Playbook Middle of Nowhere The Avengers ParaNorman Runners-up: Life of Pi, Moonrise Kingdom, Arbitrage, The Sessions, Looper, Skyfall, […]

I look forward to this every year!  It is a brilliantly edited and scored little film of its own.  Look through the year in film and see how many you can identify.  The complete list is at the Filmographile tumblr.

Kwanzaa is a holiday created by Dr. Maulana Karenga, professor  and chair of Africana Studies at California State University, Long Beach. He holds Ph.D.s in political science with focus on the theory and practice of nationalism (United States International University) and in social ethics with a focus […]