Friday, October 16, 2015

The Truth About Cancer

I have been watching the Truth About Cancer series this week.  They release one episode each day.  Usually at the end they show all the episodes again.  I have been blown away with the information shared in the documentary.  There is such hope out there - cures that will build up the body instead of destroying it.  Since most of us have been or will be touched by cancer in some way, I recommend everyone watching it.  The information here may someday save your life or that of a loved one.  We can change the world by educating one person at a time.

Saturday, October 10, 2015

Saturday Movie Night: Mystery Men

In honor of Halloween, I've picked a movie that has grown men and women playing dress-up.  Mystery Men is not your usual super hero film.  It's a bunch of well-meaning sidekick-types with second-rate powers who band together to (of course) save the world.  Lots of fun, little-to-no depth.

Kids in Mind: 3,5,3

Saturday, October 3, 2015

Saturday Night Movie Night: Phantom of the Opera

I hate to admit it, but I really don't like musicals.  Just when the story starts to get good, the cast breaks into a mind-numbing song.  I'm sorry to offend all of the musical lovers out there, but I'm just not that cultured.  The Phantom of the Opera, however, isn't your usual musical.  The story is intense, the actors are phenomenal, and the music is amazing.  Safe for kids, but my son Ben was afraid of the Phantom, so we couldn't even play the music in the house for a while.
Kids in Mind: 4,5,2

Saturday, September 12, 2015

Saturday Movie Night: Warm Bodies

I'm not one for zombie shows, but my family loves them.  Warm Bodies is one we both liked.  It's a classic "across the tracks" love story with a twist.  It's a romantic comedy with a bit of horror thrown in.  Not scary for adults at all, but may not be good to have on with little ones around - you've got your classic zombie feeding fests going on every now and then.

Kids in Mind: 2,7,5

Saturday, September 5, 2015

Saturday Movie Night: Heart and Souls

Got one for the whole family tonight!!  Heart and Souls is my favorite Robert Downey Jr. film.  (Next to Ironman of course ;-)  It's a light-hearted movie about a boy who's imaginary friends aren't so imaginary.  With all the deep dystopian movies out there today, it's fun to just watch a happy film every now and then.  Enjoy!

Kids in Mind:  2,3,3

Saturday, August 29, 2015

Saturday Movie Night: Red

I think I like this movie because I'm starting to hit middle age.  Ok, I'm deep into middle age.  Red stars Bruce Willis as an ex-CIA operative who is targeted for elimination to protect the information he carries.  He reunites with his old crew (and enemies) to try and save his life and expose the secret.  It's a little violent, but lots of fun.  Great action-comedy flick.

Kids in mind:  2,7,5

Saturday, August 22, 2015

Saturday Movie Night: The Incredible Burt Wonderstone

I've never liked magic - magicians always scared me as a child (clowns too ;-) - but I really liked The Incredible Burt Wonderstone.   It stars Steve Carell as a Vegas performer who has lost touch with his audience.  It is such a throwback to the magic shows that were always on TV during the 70's.   It also pokes fun of the new genre of magicians who are just glorified stuntmen.  It's light-hearted fun that leaves you smiling at the end.

Kids in mind scores it 5.5.5