Rise of the Guardians – Forget What You Know About Childhood Legends and Believe

Rise of the Guardians Movie Review

Rise of the Guardians is one of the most beautifully stunning animated films ever. The scenes and the characters pop off the screen as a cherished Christmas storybook comes to life. This isn’t your average 3-D animated film with cartoon characters and make believe. There is plenty of make-believe, but the animation looks more hand-drawn than computer-animated. This is one of the only recent animated films that also makes great use of the 3-D. It isn’t 3-D to be 3-D: {Read More}

‘Life of Pi’ with a 7-year Old

Life of Pi Movie Review for Between Talk

As my 7-year old and I were walking into the theater to see ‘Life of Pi’ she was telling me alllll about what she’d read in school about how desert plants grow. I was watching the parking lot traffic for us both.  All the way to our seats,  as we sat waiting for the movie to start; right up ’til the lights dimmed she kept going on and on about stuff she’d learned in school. To be honest, I was {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}