Get ready for an alien invasion this winter! Well, actually, the aliens are the good guys in Escape From Planet Earth. Jessica Alba, Sarah Jessica Parker, and Brendan Fraser star in the animated adventure about little green…er, blue…men. The studio released the teaser trailer this week. Check out the clip below:
Between Sandy and the election, it’s a great weekend to escape to the movies. AndWreck-It Ralph is here to help. The PG-rated film is a win-win: Kids will love the animated adventure set in video-game worlds; parents will get a kick out of walking down memory lane with ’80s and ’90s characters from Super Mario Bros., Pac-Man, and even Q*bert. Speaking of, check out this cute clip from the film.
DreamWorks released the first-look trailer for its big 2013 animated adventure, The Croods, which hits theaters in spring. The first part is a bit reminiscent of Brave, but then it takes an interesting turn. Check out the vid below, and let us know what you think.
Today’s blog is brought to you by the letters E and T. Actually, this entire column is kind of brought to you by the Spielberg classic. It was the first film I saw on the big screen and the last time my whole family went to the movies together. Stuff memories—and fan —are made of. I still remember being wowed by the movie as a wee tot, kicking off my lifelong film geekdom. So 30 years later, a big shout-out to the movie that started it all. Pick up E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial Anniversary Edition, and phone home with your family.
Halloween is right around the corner, and you know what that means: Lots of candy, costumes (I called Fired Big Bird!), and scary movies. This year is all about PG creature features for kids, from last month’s ParaNorman to last week’s Hotel Transylvania. Now Frankenweenie is creeping into theaters. Check out the trailer below. It’s alive!
Attention all fantasy geeks, big and small! The new trailer for The Hobbit was released this week. The film doesn’t hit theaters until December 14, so until then, we have to settle for teasers. Check this precious clip out below.
It’s a very lucky family tree these days that doesn’t have a least one of its branches spliced by a split-up. We have several divorces in our extended family, and now that our ever-curious kids are old enough to notice (4 and 5), I’ve had to explain several times why certain grandparents are unattached and other relatives are out of the picture all-together. Tricky stuff. So when I got an invite for a screening of HBO Family’s documentary, “Don’t Divorce Me,” which touchingly follows several preschoolers and elementary schoolers as they cope with their parents’ split, I RSVPed yes. You’ll blink back tears, but also come away with real-life ways to help your kids cope in the wake of an event that truly does rock their little world. My favorite tip (from a tween who hadn’t cut her hair since before her folks called it quits): Let your children hold onto their memories. “Don’t Divorce Me” airs Thursday September 21 at 6:30 p.m., and might be the most well-spent 30 minutes of your day.