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The Easter Egg Roll, open to the public by lottery, has been a tradition at the White House the morning after Easter for 139 years. Our family has been lucky enough to be there three times, and it is pure […]

From the lovely Irving Berlin movie musical, “Easter Parade,” with Fred Astaire and Judy Garland.

My gallery of Easter movies includes “Ben Hur,” several different movie versions of the life of Jesus, a couple of choices just for kids, and a classic musical named for a classic song, Irving Berlin’s “Easter Parade.” There’s something for […]

The “Star Wars” filmmakers pay tribute to Carrie Fisher with this lovely short film.

Composer Christopher Lennertz created new instruments for “Smurfs: The Lost Village.” Here’s a peek behind the scenes.

Before we get into it, let’s take a moment to remember how we got here. The first “Fast and Furious” movie was comparatively modest in scope, the story of a cop (Paul Walker as Brian) going undercover to investigate illegal […]

I’m less interested in whether a movie scares me than whether it surprises me, and “Colossal” is a little bit scary but deliciously surprising. You think you’re going to see a movie with the gorgeous Anne Hathaway and Dan Stevens […]

Based on the classic thriller by Daphne du Maurier (author of Rebecca), “My Cousin Rachel” stars Rachel Weisz and Sam Claflin.  

Two very entertaining new movies available in some theaters and on demand both tell stories of kids who are considered dorky outsiders in high school but find a way to triumph, learning some lessons and making some friends along the […]

Julia, “Sesame Street’s” first character with autism, helps children and their families understand people on the spectrum. Jennifer Thorn, Ph.D., Associate Professor in the English Department of Saint Anselm College answered my questions about Julia and what she can teach […]