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A tired tale: The problem with the new ‘Cinderella’ movie

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Kenneth Branagh’s live-action version of Cinderella for Disney is sumptuous, fantastical, even breathtaking. Filled with majestic castles, beautiful scenery, a ball where everyone wears fabulous gowns and a pair of dazzling glass slippers, the movie … [Read More]
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Best family films of 2014

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Forget the Academy-approved categories of best picture and best actor. Common Sense Media and SFGate bring you our own category — best family film. Take a look at our list of nominations below. Share your favorite and any we missed in the comments! L… [Read More]

No school today? Check out Netflix’s top flicks for kids

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School has been cancelled today for kids across the Bay Area due to a major storm whipping through Northern California. Ideally, parents are at home today baking holiday cookies and playing card games with their little ones, but the reality is that man… [Read More]

Video: Kids act out Best Picture nominees

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A little boy pretending to be a Somali pirate raiding Captain Philips’ ship might sound disturbing but this video from CineFix featuring kids acting out all the Academy Awards Best Picture nominees is adorable. In fact, I think the Wolf of Wall Stree… [Read More]
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Best and worst family movies of 2013

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The Golden Globes and the Oscars are upon us and soon we’ll get a rundown of the best films from 2013. American Hustle, 12 Years a Slave and Captain Phillips are sure to get lots of attention. These films are all outstanding, according to the critics… [Read More]

Family re-creates movie scenes with cardboard boxes

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When the Mackie family moved from New Zealand to Sydney, Australia, they found themselves with a heaping pile of cardboard boxes. What to do with all the trash? Parents Leon and Lilly decided to create a movie scene with the boxes and let their 10-mont… [Read More]

Scene from ‘Mrs. Doubtfire’ helps 7-year-old save her mom’s life

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Turns out your kids might be learning real life skills from all that screen time. A 7-year-old Oregon girl saved her choking mother’s life last week when she performed the Heimlich and she says she learned the life-saving move from watching the 1993 … [Read More]

Best movie romances: From Alvy and Annie to Harry and Sally

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A candle-lit dinner at a white tablecloth restaurant might sound like a lovely way to spend Valentine’s Day with your lover. But who has the money to pay for a price-fixed dinner or the foresight to make a reservation two months in advance? Who wants… [Read More]