Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Dog Days – Perfect for Tweeners


My 10-year-old has been a fan of the Wimpy Kid series for the past year. She has read all of the books, so we were excited to see this latest installment in the movie series. The Dog Days picks up at the end of Greg’s 7th grade year as school gets out for the summer. Greg is determined to have the best summer ever, which for him means lots of video games and turning his friendship with Holly into something {Read More}

Batman The Dark Night Rises Movie Review

CHRISTIAN BALE as Batman in Warner Bros. Pictures' and Legendary Pictures' action thriller THE DARK KNIGHT RISES, a Warner Bros. Pictures release. Photo by Ron Phillips. TM and © DC Comics.

Batman The Dark Knight Rises is a great movie and follows up on the two films in this now finished Batman trilogy very well. The movie focuses a lot on Bruce Wayne instead of Batman (Christian Bale). The Dark Knight Rises is appropriate for its pg-13 rating. There’s not a lot of cussing, and the violence is on par with the other movies in this trilogy. Our friends at Colorado Mom talk about if The Dark Night Rises is appropriate for {Read More}

Ice Age: Continental Drift – Escape the Summer Heat and Chill Out

Ice Age Continental Drift Movie Review

My kids are fans of the Ice Age series. We own all three previous movies, with Dawn of the Dinosaurs being our hands down favorite. Sure there are dinosaurs chasing mammals during the Ice Age, but the writing and humor are worth looking past paleontology. Ice Age: Continental Drift starts with Scrat, the saber-toothed squirrel who is forever chasing an acorn, looking for a place to hide his treasured nut. It escapes, and he chases it to the center of {Read More}

Katy Perry: Part of Me 3D – An Inspiration for Tweens, Teens & Adults

Katy Perry Part of Me 3D Movie Poster

I took my 10-year-old daughter to see Katy Perry: Part of Me 3D this week. The movie opens today, July 5th, across the country. Both of my daughters are big Katy Perry fans and were excited to see the movie. I wasn’t sure if my 7-year-old would be mature enough for the content. Knowing Katy’s sex kitten persona, I was also concerned about my 10-year-old. Part of Me received a PG rating, making it only the second MTV Films movie to {Read More}

Brave – The Perfect Mother-Daughter Date


Brave, Pixar’s newest release, opens this Friday, June 22nd. I’m going to start out by saying I wasn’t super excited about this movie. From the trailers and hype, it looked like a movie about a girl who revolts against her parents wishes and kingdom’s rules. Another movie about childhood angst, not listening to your parents and falling in love. Basically, another princess movie. Not that the Disney princesses are bad, many are just a little stale. My girls were very {Read More}

Madagascar 3: Europe’s Most Wanted – More Than Just a Circus


Rrrrraaaa da dada dada dat dat Circus. Dat dat dada dada dat dat Afro. Afro Circus Polka dot polka dot. Afro Circus. You will be singing that for days after seeing the third installment of the Madagascar movies, Madagascar 3: Europe’s Most Wanted, opening in theaters today. But don’t let that discourage you from seeing this movie. Everyone came out of the screening singing that song and hailing this as the best in the series. I loved the first Madagascar {Read More}

Men In Black 3 in 3D – Makings of a Summer Blockbuster

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I can’t believe it’s been ten years since the last time we’ve seen Agents K and J fighting crime. From the looks of Men In Black 3 in 3D, we’ll see them partnering up again in the not-too-distant future. Why? Because they’re good together. Again. I didn’t much care for the sequel to the original Men In Black, which took five years to follow the original – which I loved. MIB3D reminds me of why I laughed out loud and {Read More}

Bully is a Call to Action We All Need to Hear

Bully the Movie

Everyone gets picked on at some point in their lives. Even bullies. It’s an experience we can all relate to. Some more than others, as demonstrated in the powerful documentary that is the talk of the nation right now, Bully. While bullying has moved beyond the classroom today and into cyberworld and cell phones, Bully the movie focuses on the torment that young people face every day they step on their school bus and go about their normal school day. {Read More}

Muppets Are the Hottest Star Hollywood Walk


Here at BeTweenTalk we review a lot of movies. But we have to say the Blu-Ray Combo Pack Disney sent for the The Muppets blew us away. At times, we wondered if someone had turned our screening room into a 3D. But after triple checking we assured ourselves that it was the blu-ray version! WOW! The characters seemed to pop off the screen. At first this movie seemed too corny to be true. Until we realized that was exactly the {Read More}

The Hunger Games: The Odds are Ever In Your Favor

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Based on the first book of the best-selling trilogy by Suzanne Collins, The Hunger Games reminds us that no matter how much civilization advances, it can regress equally as far. Sometimes back to some of its’ ugliest and most base instincts. Set in the ruins of North America, the nation of Panem has risen from the ashes of a global war. The Capitol of Panem is ruled by an elite class living off the labors of its’ 12 surrounding districts. {Read More}