Our celeb correspondent (and Entertainment Tonight cohost) Nancy O’Dell recently had the chance to chat with actress Jennifer Garner. Jennifer’s new Disney movie, The Odd Life Of Timothy Green (Rated PG), is out this weekend, and the star and mom of three was super-psyched to share the modern-day fairy-tale with us. Here’s what she had to say about it:
Are we all going to cry when we see it? Do I need to bring tissues with me?
“I took two mom friends to an early screening before it was done, and they both–even during the happy scenes–cried their heads off. I watched them more than I watched the movie because they were so funny. But in a good way–it made them realize how much they love their kids and their lives. It’s reaffirming. It really is something that everyone who reads Parents magazine should make a point of going to see. If it doesn’t make you cry, call me and I’ll give you a dollar.”
Read more about the movie in the full interview from the September issue by clicking here.
If you’re anything like me, you’ve been watching the Olympics pretty much every waking hour. As with the Super Bowl, I get an extra kick out of watching some of the commercials. My favorite TV spots this time around are for the upcoming Wreck It, Ralph! movie. It probably helps that I have the sense of humor of a 12-year-old. Check out the clip below.
The good thing about a slow weekend at the theaters is it makes me turn to the Web for some entertainment. And I found just that in the new web series, Written By A Kid. The format is simple: A kid tells a story to the two hosts, who ask questions, and as the child is talking, it cuts away to scenes from the story. The first webisode, “Scary Smash,” is fun, funny, and full of geeky cameos. Extra credit goes to the person who can identify the person playing the “S.Q.U.A.T.” leader. Check out the vid below.
I was going to write about The Dark Knight Rises today, but in light of this morning’s tragedy, the Goodybloggers just want to say that our hearts go out to the families in Aurora, Colorado. Parents‘ Health Director Kara Corridan will be on CBS This Morning tomorrow to discuss how to talk to children about such events. Tune in if you’re looking for advice on this tough subject.
Global warming gets animated this weekend in Ice Age: Continental Drift (rated PG). Sid, Manny, and the rest of the gang is going on glacial adventure in the fourth film in the series. Check out the trailer for the movie below.
Drawstring Deaths in Kids Down After Regulations
The number of child deaths caused by clothing getting caught on vehicles or playground equipment has dropped dramatically thanks to voluntary measures adopted by manufacturers, according to U.S. researchers. (via Reuters)
Cambodian Children’s Deaths Linked to Hand, Foot and Mouth Disease
The mysterious illness that has killed dozens of Cambodian children may be a deadly strain of hand, foot and mouth disease, a common childhood illness, according to health officials. (via TIME)
For Healthier Kids, Get a Cat or Dog, Study Suggests
Kids who grow up with cats or dogs tend to get fewer respiratory infections during their first year of life, according to a new study from Finland. (via msnbc.com)
Should Movies with Smoking Be Rated R?
If cigarette smoking were banned from teen-friendly movies, would kids be less likely to pick up the habit? Researchers at the Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth College think so. (via TIME)
Just in time for Halloween, ghouls and not-so-scary ghosts will be creeping into theaters. The star-studded Hotel Transylvania looks like one of the better monster movies for kids this fall. Check out the animated trailer below.