10 Things Parents Should Know About ‘The Good Dinosaur’

An example of Sharon Callahan's masterful cinematography in 'The Good Dinosaur'.
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Pixar’s long-delayed sixteenth film, ‘The Good Dinosaur,’ opens today. It’s a story you’ve seen many times in a variety of forms, but some stories are worth retelling and reimagining, and this is one of them. Continue reading

Meet the Director of ‘The Good Dinosaur’

An Apatosaurus named Arlo makes an unlikely human friend in Disney•Pixar’s “The Good Dinosaur.”  ©2015 Disney•Pixar. All Rights Reserved.

Pixar’s latest film is the “coming of age story,” ‘The Good Dinosaur’. On a recent Sunday afternoon, I had the opportunity to take part in some group discussions with some of the people involved with the film. First up, Director Peter Sohn and Producer Denise Ream. Continue reading

Awaken to ‘Star Wars’: Season of the Force at the Disneyland Resort

Star Tours the Force Awakens

Disneyland Resort has made traveling to a galaxy far, far away a whole lot easier. ‘Star Wars’: Season of the Force is now open in Tomorrowland at Disneyland Park, and the Force is strong in everyone. Also, churros. Continue reading

Criterion Sale at Barnes & Noble

Criterion sale at Barnes & Noble

Barnes and Noble is now offering its biannual Criterion Collection sale; here are some family-friendly films to look for.
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Parenting Lessons From a Galaxy Far, Far Away


Instead of enjoying the lightsaber fights and bombing runs that I did as a child and young adult, my parenting-warped brain wondered things like, “was Obi Wan or Chancellor Palpatine more effective in inspiring an interest in faith, and why?” Eventually, I grabbed my laptop and started writing down parenting lessons for myself. Continue reading

Tour Every ‘Lego Dimension’ Open World

If you are having a job decided which of the LEGO Dimension open world expansions to purchase, this list of videos offers a guided tour of each in turn. Doctor Who world has just been added with Wave 2: Continue reading

Christmas Comes Early With ‘Elf: Buddy’s Musical Christmas’ Blu-Ray/DVD Combo

Buddy's Musical Christmas

Buddy’s Musical Christmas hits some of the same notes as Elf (pun very much intended), but with Big Bang Theory’s Jim Parsons and the legendary Mark Hamill covering the lead roles of Buddy and Walter, the animated special is unique and takes ownership of it’s identity as a fun, family-friendly show. Continue reading

18 Great Trailers for Terrible Movies


Let’s take a moment to reflect on 18 of the best trailers ever made . . . for what were ultimately some pretty terrible movies. Let me be clear: these are neither the best trailers ever made nor the worst movies ever made. This group of trailers did their job remarkably well – they made bad movies look amazing, and they tricked us into paying good money to see the movies. Continue reading

We’re Giving Away 4 Pairs of NJ Comic Expo Tickets!


We have four more pairs of tickets for New Jersey’s big comic show. Here’s your chance to get a pair of those for yourself. Continue reading

‘CODEGIRL’ Documentary to Stream for Free on YouTube Nov. 1st-5th


Lesley Chilcott’s new documentary ‘CODEGIRL’ follows teams of girls from around the world as they compete in the Technovation Challenge, an international competition designed to empower girls and close the technology gender gap. Continue reading

Top 10 #Halloween Movies With More Laughter, Less Slaughter


Finding horror movies for a Halloween marathon is easy — there’s the occasional good one, and the rest are usually somewhere in the bad to so-bad-it’s-good range. What if you’re a parent of a pre-teen, though, and don’t want to risk a month of nightmares? Finding something good to watch that still feels properly Halloween-y can be tough. Continue reading

New Family-Friendly Streaming in November

Garnet, Amethyst, Steven and Pearl of "Steven Universe," as the first full season arrives on Hulu in November. (Courtesy of Cartoon Network)

With Halloween right around the corner and the Thanksgiving season not far behind, that means it’s time for another round of additions to the streaming libraries of Netflix, Hulu, and Amazon Prime in November. Continue reading

Dadawan #3: The Force Truly Awakens


It’s been a huge week for ‘Star Wars’ news and insights, all of it in anticipation of ‘The Force Awakens.’ With record breaking, website crashing ticket pre-sales, new ‘Disney Infinity 3.0’ announcements, the release of the films final poster and an epic final trailer, there is much to discuss in episode 3 of the Dadawan podcast. Continue reading