Spies In Disguise Comes Home On March 10th – Single Dad, Parents Article

***While I have been offered consideration for promotion of this upcoming film release of Spies in Disguise, all the thoughts expressed herein are strictly my own.*** Rarely do I miss an opportunity to see a movie out there at the Theaters when I get the chance.  Especially if I really want to watch it.  It has to be some wild confluence of events that prevents me from doing so.  One such film came out this past holiday season which I…

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“Playing with Fire,” Plus a Giveaway for a Family Fun Kit! – Parents Article

To celebrate Playing with Fire being released on Digital January 21st and on Blu-ray February 4th, visitors to Susan Heim on Parenting have the chance to win a Playing with Fire Family Fun Kit! Read on to learn more about the movie and my review, and then enter to win!About Playing with Fire (Rated PG): When firefighter Jake Carson (John Cena) and his team (Keegan-Michael Key and John Leguizamo) rescue three siblings in the path of a wildfire, they quickly…

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I Wanted To Soar But I Crash Landed – A Review Of Dolittle – Single Dad, Parents Article

When it comes to film, few film stars get the must-watch treatment from me.  And even in those, I tend to pick and choose.  There are the rare film stars, however, which demand to be watched no matter what it is they play.  For example, I love Kenneth Branagh and if he’s doing Shakespeare I’m there.  But some smaller roles of his, I could care less.  On the other hand, tell me Jimmy Stewart was in a movie and I…

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Double Back Again: A Review Of The Rise Of Skywalker – Single Dad, Parents Article

A long time ago, in a galaxy far away, or at least 42 years ago in a universe so much different than our own, a young hero by the name of Luke Skywalker burst onto the scene.  Sure, he was a bit winy. (The original Kristen Stewart, only a boy.)  But he had some amazing guidance, in the form of one Obi-Wan Kenobi (Alec Guinness). He also brought amazing friends including, Princess Leia (Carrie Fisher) and Han Solo (Harrison Ford). …

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The Motion Picture” on Blu-ray and DVD! (GIVEAWAY) – Parents Article

For my birthday this year in September, I knew exactly how I wanted to celebrate — by seeing the Downton Abbey movie at the theater! Having been a fan of the TV series from start to finish, I was so excited to see that my wish for a movie had finally come true. And now I have another reason to celebrate: Downton Abbey: The Motion Picture is now available on Blu-ray and DVD!In Downton Abbey: The Motion Picture, writer Julian…

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Should I Take My Kids to See It’s a Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood? – Parenting Twins Article

Should you take the kids to see the film A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood? Find out if it’s right for the whole family. A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood is a fantastic film featuring Tom Hanks as TV personality and all-around inspirational icon Fred Rogers, aka “Mr. Rogers”. I highly recommend that mom, dad, and all other grown-ups to go out and see this movie this holiday weekend because it is truly a gem. Hanks is perfect in the…

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A Double Identity Crisis- A Review Of Zombieland 2: Double Tap – Single Dad, Parents Article

“Welcome To The Jungle, We Got Fun and Games . . .” -Guns and Roses When it comes to horror flicks, people seem to play by a whole other set of rules.  Wes Craven (the Wheaton College Graduate which still blows my mind) recognized all horror films come with certain kinds of conventions.  How the characters behave or act will lead you to understand whether they will live or survive the ordeal. (if anyone survives at all.)  How much skin…

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Scene Cuts – Sci Fi (2) – A Dad trying to cope with the loss of his Partner and becoming a single parent. – Single Dad, Parents Article

Thank you to King Bens Grandma for the tag on this week’s Scene Cut Challenge. Scene Cuts is Rory’s (A Guy Called Bloke) great idea. It’s all about the love of movies. What are our favourite movie clips. GUIDELINES: SCENE CUTS! SELECT THREE FILM CLIPS FROM THE MOVIES GENRE OF THE DAY THANK THE SELECTOR SELECT 3 READERS TO TAKE PART IN SCENE CUTS DOESN’T GET MUCH SIMPLER THAN THAT DOES IT …… Yesterday I nominated our son to pick his 3 Sci Fi…

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Who’s Got The Last Laugh Now? A Joker Movie Review – Single Dad, Parents Article

Just a little over 25 years ago, I worked as a projectionist for the Krikorian Premiere Theaters out in a small suburb of Los Angeles called La Mirada.  It was a small burrow containing elements of Los Angeles as well as more conservative Orange County type elements.  That summer, Oliver Stone released his latest social commentary on American decadence and a rapidly changing media culture: Natural Born Killers.  It was media malfeasance and our lack of compassion writ large on…

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Missing Fathers: An Ad Astra Movie Review – Single Dad, Parents Article

When it comes to Brad Pitt, less is more.  I don’t mean this in the sense I want the elimination of Brad Pitt.  What I have come to feel about Brad Pitt is his lack of ability to carry a film on his own.  As a character actor, he would be among my favorite male character actors on screen.  But when he tries to carry a picture, something is lost in translation.  His frequent lifeless performances limit my enjoyment of…

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